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Monday, May 22, 2017

Twenty-Four Days by Jacqui Murray, Being Thankful

Please welcome Jacqui Murray and her latest book, 
the nail-biting thriller...

Twenty-four Days
A former SEAL, a brilliant scientist, a love-besotted nerd, and a quirky AI have twenty-four days to stop a terrorist attack. The problems: They don't know what it is, where it is, or who's involved.

An unlikely team is America's only chance
World-renowned paleoanthropologist, Dr. Zeke Rowe is surprised when a friend from his SEAL past shows up in his Columbia lab and asks for help: Two submarines have been hijacked and Rowe might be the only man who can find them.

At first he refuses, fearing a return to his former life will end a sputtering romance with fellow scientist and love of his life, Kali Delamagente, but when one of his closest friends is killed by the hijackers, he changes his mind. He asks Delamagente for the use of her one-of-a-kind AI Otto who possesses the unique skill of being able to follow anything with a digital trail.

In a matter of hours, Otto finds one of the subs and it is neutralized.

But the second, Otto can’t locate.

Piece by piece, Rowe uncovers a bizarre nexus between Salah Al-Zahrawi--the world’s most dangerous terrorist and a man Rowe thought he had killed a year ago, a North Korean communications satellite America believes is a nuclear-tipped weapon, an ideologue that cares only about revenge, and the USS Bunker Hill (a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser) tasked with supervising the satellite launch.

And a deadline that expires in twenty-four days.

As America teeters on the brink of destruction, Zeke finally realizes that Al-Zahrawi’s goal isn’t nuclear war, but payback against the country that cost him so much.



What pick-up line does Eitan (the geek in the story) use to attract his first wife?

The line that persuaded Eitan’s first wife (now dead) to fall in love with him, happened when both were attending the Twelfth Conference on Calculus Variations in Vienna. When he said, 'I wish I was a derivative so I could lay tangent to your curves', true love blossomed.

Kirkus Review:
A blistering pace is set from the beginning: dates open each new chapter/section, generating a countdown that intensifies the title’s time limit. Murray skillfully bounces from scene to scene, handling numerous characters, from hijackers to MI6 special agent Haster. ... A steady tempo and indelible menace form a stirring nautical tale
Book information:
Title and author: Twenty-four Days by J. Murray
Genre: Thriller, military thriller
Available at: Kindle USKindle UKKindle Canada
Author bio:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipmanthe story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and  Twenty-four DaysShe is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.
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You can find Jacqui hanging out at these places:
http://jacquimurray.net/

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Being Thankful
Today I'm thankful for things seen and unseen.
Seen: The blue sky, made of an atmosphere (air) which I cannot see.
Seen: What is on my computer screen. Unseen: The invisible waves that make it possible.
Seen: The manifestation of actions caused by the unseen energy called Love.
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What seen and unseen things are you thankful for? What pick-up lines have you used or had used on you? Do you enjoy a good thriller?

31 comments:

  1. Congrats to Jacqui on her book. And what a great Kirkus review.

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    1. I was pleased with it. When I browsed their site, it was clear they said what they believed. I had my fingers crossed.

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  2. Congratulations Jacqui! Great cover and super review. Much success!

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicola. As an Indie author, those reviews are so important!

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  3. Always love a new thriller, on a new TBR list as I catch up on the old one!
    Thankful for all the blessings I've been awarded!

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    1. Thanks, Yolanda. I just popped over to your blog. You have quite a collection of books!

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  4. Congratulations, Jacqui!
    Take a picture of your screen and you will see those waves.

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Bish. I'm excited to get to know your community.

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  6. This sounds like a great tale! It's definitely on my list. Congrats, Jacqui!

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    2. Thanks so much Lee. I think I'm over at your place later today? I better check my schedule.

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  7. Hi Bish and Jacqui - it's good to see that the sub is being pursued successfully to neutralise it across your blog ... good luck to you both with your writing ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Ah yes, the important subs survive this story!

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  8. I'm thankful for the authors out there promoting their books. I can't see them, but I know they are doing it.

    Congrats, Jacqui.

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    1. I'd say it takes a lot of work, but everything does whether you have an agent or not. So, I'm quite content to be at this point in the journey.

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  9. Congratulations, Jacqui and hope your book does well - it certainly sounds like a great read.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I'm glad to finally be at the blog hop!

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  10. Congrats to Jaqui. It's been fun seeing her around the web :)

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    1. I am so appreciative of all the bloggers who have helped me launch my book.

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  11. Jacqui, that's quite a pickup line that Eitan used to attract his first wife? Thanks for asking it, Bish. I love your being thankful section. <3

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    1. One of those geekie things. I got a lot more from my daughter's geeky high school friends. These guys are darn clever.

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  12. Hi Jacqui Murray, your book title is good and I like the battleship - greatcover, this type of novel reminds me of Alistair McCleans books and his were made into movies!You deserve every success with your stories, my Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks so much. Such fun to write, too!

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  13. I've been seeing this around the blogosphere. Sounds thrilling.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I love doing blog hops. I end up looking like I'm everywhere!

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  14. I just saw this cover somewhere else today. Boy- It does look and sound like a page turner!! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  15. If you're into Naval battles, there's a pretty good one towards the end. It's amazing what the US Navy can accomplish when in a pinch.

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  16. there's a pretty good one towards the end. It's amazing what the US Navy can accomplish when in a pinch.

    gclub

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    1. Thanks! It amazes me, too. I had fun writing this.

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