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Are you looking for a book you won’t be able to put down?

Well, I came across a book that when I had to out down I was very reluctant to do so.  Anyone that knows me knows that I am a fan of anything Sci-Fi.  Additionally, I enjoy just sitting and reading a good book.  I cam across a series written by Michael Grumley called Breakthrough (a 3 Book Series).  The 3 books in the series: Book 1 is just titled Breakthrough, Book 2 is called Leap (Breakthrough Book 2), and the last one is called Catalyst (Breakthrough Book 3).

One of the best things that I like about this author is that he writes Books 2 & 3 that contains references to the to the previous ones.

In summary, the books follow Alison Shaw as she and her team make her earth-shattering breakthrough research in establishing communication capabilities with another species, namely, dolphins.  In the first book, Breakthrough, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Then strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.  Through the use of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team of marine biologists are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet’s second smartest species, dolphins. But they discover more from their dolphins than they ever expected when a secret object is revealed on the ocean floor. One that was never supposed to be found.

In the second book, Leap, after Alison and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with their incredible breakthrough with dolphins, they were about to do it again.  But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine — long thought to have been dismantled — has suddenly resurfaced. And the U.S. Navy has taken notice, sending officers John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.  And Alison and her team get pulled.

In the third book, Catalyst, the marine biologists and naval investigators have been assigned to find out a doomsday vault that was discovered decades after one uncovered that was constructed on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean.  Its purpose was to preserve Earth’s genetic history in the event of a global catastrophe.  Now, decades later, a second vault has been uncovered and this one resting where no one ever expected.

The story line in all 3 books keep the reader interested and wanting to know the conclusion to each adventure.   All 3 books are available in paperback and for Kindle.  You can buy them separately or as a set.