Breakthrough by Micheal C. Grumley


This is an action packed, page turning techno Thriller. “What is that?” is the most commonly asked question. No one knows.

Communication with whales goes to a new level. Allison Shaw is behind this scientific breakthrough. Her and her team have developed a relationship with the two whales that they communicate with.

Naval investigator John Clay is brought in to help find a missing submersible which was lost during a deep sea investigative mission. This task blows up into something that may end our world.

The oceans these whales call home and where the submersible are lost are slowly depleting. The severity of this problem is debatable.

The characters are well developed. Three intense stories remarkably merge into one. Disaster on a global scale. It is happening. Stopping it is where these stories merge.

Great story. This book lost some of it’s intensity when the story changes to the set up for the next book in the series. That aside it’s a page turner I couldn’t put town.

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

This edition published 1/5/2011.

Original publication 1943.


The time is pre WWII. Walter Huff is an insurance salesman at a time when the man of the house handled all financial matters. Walter Huff is the Nirdlinger’s insurance man.

Double indemnity is collecting on an accidental life insurance policy for double its value which is only possible under certain circumstances. Huff knows how to work the system. Walter and Phylis (Mrs. Nitdlinger) carry out the perfect plan to collect the insurance money. Things get complicated.

This book is completely different from the movie. It is much better. The best way to explain the movie version is to say it’s just a suggestion from the book. It was fun reading a book with an original Copyright 1936 by James M. Cain. It was a different world then. Literally.

This is a thriller with unexpected twists. It gets complex. The characters are mysterious. The ending is awesome.

Bury Me In Montauk by Jay Dowski


This is a whirlwind of a thriller. The chase is on right from the start, which is an incredible surprise to the main character, Jack Miller. Jack is content just getting by in life. A life which changes in a moment for Jack while he is out doing his job delivering flowers.

Bury Me In Montauk is Jack’s dad’s final wish. Jack is tasked with carrying this out. For some reason Jack is being chased while trying to do this.

The books locations are all real. This makes the book more interesting since it is geographically driven. The reader learns real facts about the whole area the characters are in.

This is more than just a thriller. The reader also goes on an emotional journey with Jack. I haven’t come across many books with this added element which is very engrossing. It’s more than what happens to Jack Miller. His personal journey as he gets through these events is a major part of this book.

The main characters are well defined. Others you find out what you need to when you need it. The suspenseful action doesn’t stop.

I loved this book. It is an entertaining page turner and an easy read. It has a complex plot that keeps you guessing with an awesome ending. One of those you never forget.

Favorite quote from this book:

“Your life is your life. May it be a masterpiece of experience and nothing else.” This quote sums up this book so well.