Twenty-four Days Book Tour with Jacqui Murray

Today, I am featuring a fellow author friend of mine Jacqui Murray. Her new book Twenty-four Days sounds different, intriguing and full of mystery. Plus, she made it relevant to my son’s world with the question:

Is the submarine’s invisibility shield like the cloak in Harry Potter?

I love her answer 🙂

One of the Harry Potter movies included a scene in a train where Harry hid under a cloak that made him invisible. Invisibility has also been used in the Iron Man series and in James Bond.

About the Book

What sets this story apart from other thrillers is the edgy science used to build the drama, the creative thinking that unravels the deadly plot, and the sentient artificial intelligence who thinks he’s human:

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.

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

Cover by: Paper and Sage Design 

Available at: Kindle USKindle UKKindle Canada

Author bio:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the 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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Have your read Twenty-four Days? Do you like interesting mysteries with invisibility and maybe a combination of science and suspense?

Don’t forget to check out blog tour posts for Hero Lost: Mysteries of  Death and Life.

Thank you and have a lovely day 🙂

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on May 22, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Invisibility sure is a great use indeed. Getting the real science in there while making it a great read is also a win.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me, Erika. I’m excited to get to know your community!

  3. tyreanmartinson

    Go, Jacqui!!!

  4. spunkonastick

    It’s such a professional cover.

  5. She’s a very talented writer! I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s on my list. I read her last book and it was 100% awesome.

  6. I like this concept. Sounds like a good book; the cover is cool too.

  7. Hey! I have nominated you for sunshine blogger award. Do collect it!

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