- File Size: 1285 KB
- Print Length: 333 pages
- Publisher: Structured Learning LLC (April 23, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 23, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072NZF8N8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,635 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Twenty-four Days (Rowe-Delamagente series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Murray's technology and naval knowledge, including the inner workings of a sub, are impressive. The amount of research that went into the book must be great. "Twenty-four Days" is a strong and exciting follow-up to "To Hunt a Sub."
One thing I enjoyed about To Hunt a Sub was the technical reality Murray created for both the scientific and military elements of the book. I completely believed the naval and investigatory hierarchy and protocols, as well as the operation inside the sub. This book is just as convincing as the first but with the addition of a battleship. The operation, acronyms, and lingo were technical, realistic, and occasionally over my head, but never to the degree that I was lost. Rather, I was thoroughly convinced that Murry is a submariner!
The science behind both reads is well researched and felt completely authentic, from cutting-edge military science and technology to the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The first book introduces the reader to Otto, a computer-housed AI. He was effective and fascinating but not terribly engaging. In Twenty-four Days, Otto gets a mobile body and the algorithms necessary to acquire a personality. He becomes a captivating character in the story and was one of my favorites as he participates in problem-solving and saving the world from war. The whole cast of characters is well drawn, their personalities, emotions, and relationships believable. There isn't a lot of downtime to get to know them deeply though - the main reason to start with the first book.
All in all, a thrill of a read - 5 stars and highly recommended. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
J. Murray has written an amazing book. Twenty-four days finds Rowe and Delamagente racing against time to thwart the actions of jihadis. Having defeated Salah Mahud al-Zahrawi in To hunt a sub, Rowe and Delamagente find themselves involved in another act of terrorism.
The story starts with character, Eyad Obeid, who is a nuclear physics and becomes embroiled in a plot to destroy nuclear submarines. From there on, J. Murray takes you on a whirlwind story, introducing new jihadis commanded by al-Zahrawi, who supposedly was killed in book 1 or was he? [No spoilers here] I must say, it added to the suspense of the story. These jihadi recruits are certainly well-rounded characters as their convictions to destroy the ‘infidels’ comes across very realistic and frightening. In the meantime, Zeke Rowe, the ex-SEAL/professor is called upon to investigate at the expense of his and Kalian Delamagente’s tenuous relationship. Kalian despises the whole espionage fraternity following the events in book 1, and in spite of the FBI’s attempts to woe her and bring with her the incredible AI, Otto, she refuses. However, Delamagente finds herself a reluctant participant and the plot heats up when her son, now in college, gets entangled as well.
This was a great book, and I particularly enjoyed the suspense and fast-pace of the story. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy learning about navy protocols and espionage. I will be purchasing J. Murray’s spin off novel Born in a Treacherous Time, when it is published in 2018.