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ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY.A SECRET THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE FOUND.AND A CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietlyONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY.A SECRET THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE FOUND.AND A CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. 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.With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet's second smartest species. But the team discovers much 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.Alison was sure she would never trust the military again. However, when an unknown group immediately becomes interested in her work, Alison realizes John Clay may be the only person she can trust. Together they must piece together a dangerous puzzle, and the most frightening piece, is the trembling in Antarctica.To make matters worse, someone from the inside is trying to stop them. Now time is running out...and our understanding of the world is about to change forever....

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breakthrough Reviews

  • Jack
    2019-05-24 20:31

    If the year was 1948 and this book was serialized in Astounding, it would be great. It isn't and it wasn't. Mr. Grumley has done a halfhearted job of both research and thinking, and written a badly flawed book. Its one virtue is a decent amount of character development. Not outstanding, but decent, especially by 1948 standards.Modest spoilers follow:Firstly, and most damaging to my WSOD, the idea that aliens would be exactly like us due to some kind of mystical properties of carbon is sheer bunkum. That such aliens would go from a distant star to Earth for water is even sillier. There is a huge amount of water in any given solar system. If it's in the wrong place, the aliens' gate technology would suffice to move it without the need to go further afield or take special care. The earth water would arrive contaminated with earth life, which if the aliens are intent on saving their ecosystem is not desirable. Giant porcelain virus filters? A huge vacuum still? He doesn't give enough information to do a good calculation, but I'd suspect you'd need more than one ring. That's a very large still, each.Second, he's used the names of actual vehicles and technologies without understanding their limitations and characteristics. Army Apache attack helicopters, for example, would not be used with a Seahawk helicopter for off-shore operations. They're not equipped for and the pilots aren't trained for that. The Marines would use AH-1 Cobra or Viper helicopters for off-shore operations. No one would gather a dozen Trident subs to fire torpedoes at a stationary target close to the Florida coast. A mix of patrol boats, frigates or destroyers would suffice. If you wanted to use subs for some bad reason, you wouldn't gather 12 of our 18 nuclear missile boats all in one place, you'd use the much more numerous Los Angeles-class attack subs, which are designed for torpedo attacks.Third, no fusion warhead of any potency that would fit on a dolphin's back exists. There may have been some fission warheads that small, although I'm not sure even a Davy Crockett (Mk 54, 51 lb., 10-20 tons yield) would have worked. It certainly wouldn't have caused an ice shelf in Antarctica to destabilize.Fourth, a minor point, I don't believe any nuclear missile silos were ever emplaced in the southeastern US.Fifth, also minor, protecting a small group of natives from a nuclear detonation using the unlikely aliens' magical technology is hard to swallow, especially in the light of the spoiler below.Finally, his inconsistent insistence on preserving background characters using magical alien technology is silly.Immodest Spoiler:Dirk the dolphin surviving his big smash, but said big smash happening and destabilizing the glacier makes no sense. Grumley is fine killing off a bunch of Antarctic workers, but his quirk that not one dolphin or native shall be harmed (even though it would make a better story) is nutty.

  • Caprice Hokstad
    2019-06-15 02:37

    You had me at talking dolphins and submarines. Two of my most favorite things in the world. I probably would have read any dumb story if it just had dolphins, submarines, and a principled Navy officer. But this delivered much more.The plot is tight. Plausible and intense. The characters are smart and the dialog witty. The pace is great with lots of suspense and action. Also glad Alison and Clay did NOT turn into instant romance.Minor nitpicks:I noticed some editing errors: punctuation, spelling, capitalization. I may not have noticed them if I wasn't an editor myself, but it did bug me a little.*spoilers*I think more explanation was needed for how Dirk survived a nuclear explosion. Sally and Alison too for that matter. They seemed way too close to have survived.I kind of wanted the traitor, Stevas, to get executed "on camera" not just disappear mysteriously. Call me Dr. Schadenfreude. But like I said, very minor nitpick. Not even a blip on the radar of awesome.I would read this again and I plan to buy the sequel immediately. Bravo.

  • Donna Backshall
    2019-05-19 01:38

    How am I just now hearing about Michael C. Grumley? This guy writes old school adventure sci-fi like a boss! Reading Breakthrough made me reminiscent for other favorites like The Swarm, Beast, and Jurassic Park, to name a few. Does all the science add up? Pish posh, of course not, but who cares? It works. Does it make for a great story, where you cheer on the heroes, cry for the innocents, and hold your breath when something goes boom? Yes, yes, yes!On my TBR short list there are a few novels waiting, including some from some potentially wonderful indie authors, but darn it all, they'll have to wait. I have Book 2 (Leap) and Book 3 (Catalyst) here in front of me, and I...can' It's like an addiction.I have this overwhelming urge to go watch "The Poseidon Adventure" now. And maybe "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", if I can dig up that ancient old series anywhere. I want to revisit my old adventure sci-fi roots. Where can I find old episodes of "Flipper"?

  • Banner
    2019-06-02 21:30

    Very enjoyable reading! Thought provoking science fiction that explores an amazing breakthrough in cross species communication. It turns out that dolphins have an developed language and culture. It boggles the mind to think how we could actually communicate with language to another specie. I think the story does a great job introducing this concept.But there is more to this story. Another discover is made that leads to dangerous consequences for the entire planet. I'll not say more, but the plot is well developed and carries the suspense well.The reality of such discoveries as explored in this book would no doubt be shrouded in the politics of powerful men. At the end of the day humanity seems more concerned about the power we have over the planet than it's wellbeing.

  • Fabi
    2019-05-29 22:12

    This is a review of the audible version. The narrator did an excellent job with the pacing and voicing.There were lots of great parts to this plot. I loved all the action scenes. I enjoyed the discovery scenes with the dolphins and the mystery under the sea. The situation at the Antarctic was mesmerising.Unfortunately, I can't say I loved all of it. (view spoiler)[ These were the most unbelievable (as in "not" believable) aliens I've ever read about. They called themselves human and spoke English in spite of being from a different planet. They looked and acted just like us. The physical aspect was briefly explained, but the rest of it was assumed. The alien we had most contact with might as well have been a paper doll for all the personality he had.The dolphins came across as dogs. Complete with their fascination with food and kids. Going so far as to wag their tails and run around in excited circles.Last, but not least, the bad guy was pretty hard to swallow. An official going directly against the president's orders and having access to nuclear weapons without codes needed. Nah, I won't even try to believe that one else I'll have nightmares.(hide spoiler)]The action and imminent disasters kept me listening to the very end.2.5 stars

  • Angy
    2019-06-03 02:32

    3,5 SterneAuf dieses Buch mit seiner genialen Idee war ich schon vor Veröffentlichung extrem gespannt. Der Verlauf der Handlung hat mir auch während des Lesens einige Zeit sehr gut gefallen, irgendwann war dann aber doch irgendwie die Luft raus. Zumindest gegen Ende nimmt die Story aber nochmal Fahrt auf und macht mich definitiv neugierig auf den Folgeband, in dem hoffentlich ein paar meiner offen gebliebenen Fragen geklärt werden. Auch von meinen absoluten Lieblingen Dirk und Sally möchte ich unbedingt mehr erfahren!

  • Nathanael
    2019-06-09 22:16

    I sort of liked this book up until the people came out of the space time portal. Talking to dolphins was a fun fantasy, time/space travel through vortexes was not.And then it got worse.The beauty of literature is that noble virtues like self-sacrificial love deserve to be seen in stories. This author decided that the beauty of science fiction is that you can sacrifice yourself and then come back to life because, you know, holes in the space time continuum. That ruined it.

  • Erwan
    2019-06-05 01:27

    To authors willing to write science fiction: Please, Pretty please, do consult with scientists when building your plots. Leaving out huge logical mistakes will take out all the fun of reading your books.Example: 2 tsunami waves colliding do not take out each over. Because waves propagate in all directions at the same time. And so does the energy they carry. Example: can an atomic detonation create a water vacuum enough to move a glacier shelf 6000 km away? no.

  • Brenda Buck
    2019-06-03 23:36

    Seriously one of the worst books I have ever read. I can set aside disbelief as well as anyone, which is what one often has to do especially for science fiction writing, but this was just horrible. The author did absolutely no work at all in getting anything right in nearly all aspects of the story. For example, the bottom of the ocean does not contain "soil", it is "sediment". The head of the USGS will have a PHD, will not be called "Ms." and will not lead an expedition into the field. If you can speak with dolphins as sentient being, then how then do you deal with them being prisoners in a tank? How could they even respect humans that keep them as prisoners? Yet in this not-well-thought-out setting the dolphins are portrayed as happy go lucky individuals who love their jailers. My god, I can go on and on. This could have been a decent book with some research and explanation of the settings and Earth processes but instead it was just horrendous in its errors and complete ignorance. Don't waste your time or money. Sadly I bought the trilogy based on the reviews. I guess this speaks volumes to the vast majority of reader's ignorance on basic Earth Science in particular, but in so so many other aspects this book falls flat.

  • Jim A
    2019-06-18 02:37

    Breakthrough is the debut novel from Michael Grumley. I picked it up as one of the freebies from Amazon. I don’t usually read science fiction, but the combination of action thriller and science fiction was totally entertaining. Although I haven’t read a Clive Cussler novel in quite a few years, this book reminded me of Cussler’s work in so many ways. The protagonist, Clay (Dirk Pitt), his partner Caesare (Al) and Borger (Rudi) are very similar. One of the dolphins is named Dirk, giving me further reason to believe that Cussler had an influence on Grumley's writing. Other comparisons I made were to movies I had seen 10 or 15 years ago. The Abyss and Stargate both were brought to mind by the plot. Also, the major bad guy, Stevas, reminded me of an early Vince Flynn character, Stu Garrett. If I were to give this novel any negative comment, it would be the lack of back story to the major characters. Clay is mentioned as having been a SEAL and retired, yet he is referred to as Lieutenant and he salutes another officer on one occasion. Kind of confusing to me. The verbal interaction with the dolphins is a unique feature. We all know that dolphins appear to be able to communicate with each other, Grumley just takes it a step further.

  • Sheila
    2019-05-24 01:17

    I love the idea of figuring out a way to talk with dolphins and then learning from them. Breakthrough is a fast-paced, action-oriented story peppered with interesting science details and fun science fiction. At first, there are so many characters that it's difficult to keep them straight, but then the story takes over and that doesn’t matter anymore. A few main characters do surface including strong, relatable female researchers who take on challenges while remaining human. The dolphins also become characters and some of my favorite parts include the interactions shown between the humans and dolphins.There are plenty of twists along the way, especially when the science fiction elements are introduced. A fun, enjoyable read.

  • Katrina
    2019-05-19 21:16

    An okay readThis book kind of let me down a little. It started out with a really cool premise. The dolphins and the IMIS system were really neat. I enjoyed that. The characters were okay. Their personalities were a little flat to me, but at least they weren't obnoxious. They were believable even if they were a little cliche. Where I felt let down was the story itself. It wasn't bad, but I always felt like something was missing. I also felt like it was just too neatly wrapped up in the end without a real explanation. Everything was just magically okay. It didn't feel likely or real for everything to work out the way it did. Despite those complaints, I think this author is someone to watch. He definitely had some really cool ideas here. Some original, and some not entirely original, but still interesting. I also found his writing to be really great for self-published. I think this book is worth the read, but I hope the next ones can get to where I feel this book didn't quite get.

  • Laura von Eden
    2019-06-18 02:31

    Kennt ihr das, wenn euch bereits ein Cover und der Klappentext so überzeugen, dass ihr sicher seid, dass dieses Buch grandios werden muss? ‚Breakthrough‘ hat genau diesen Gedanken in mir ausgelöst! Das Cover ist thematisch wirklich sehr schön getroffen und gefällt mir sogar sehr viel besser, als im englischen Original.‚Breakthrough‘ ist der Auftakt einer Science-Thriller Reihe. Wir haben also typische Thriller Elemente, wie den groß ausgebauten Spannungsbogen, mit vielen interessanten Infos aus der Wissenschaft, dazu eine Portion Science-Fiction und sogar noch eine Prise Umweltkritik. Das Zusammenspiel mag im ersten Moment gar nicht so passend klingen, das Ergebnis jedoch war einfach großartig!Ziemlich zügig kamen mir Vergleiche zu manchen Filmen in den Sinn. ‚Breakthrough‘ ist für mich eine gelungene Mischung aus Katastrophen- und Actionfilmen wie ‚The Day After Tomorrow‘, ‚Independence Day‘ und ‚Interstellar‘. ‚Breakthrough‘ wirkt aber trotzdem keinen Deut abgekupfert, sondern sehr eigenständig. Generell empfinde ich die Story des Buches als ideale Filmvorlage. Grumley hat es mit seiner bildhaften Sprache geschafft, dass ich sofort alles gut vor Augen hatte und mich somit richtig in die Geschichte fallen lassen konnte.Durch diese bildhafte Sprache ließ sich das Buch nur so weglesen. Wir verfolgen mehrere Handlungsstränge, die später aufeinander treffen. Ich war hin- und hergerissen, welchen Handlungsstrang ich am interessantesten fand, vor allem wenn sie auch noch so spannend jeweils endeten am Kapitelschluss. Die Charaktere des Buches haben zugebenermaßen keinen immensen Tiefgang wie z.B. zuletzt bei ‚Es‘ von Stephen King, aber trotzdem kamen mir die Figuren sehr echt vor und ich konnte mit ihnen mitfiebern.Insgesamt war ‚Breakthrough‘ für mich ein grandioses Buch, das vor allem mit seiner Mischung an Themen punkten konnte. Es gibt einige nicht ganz klar gewordene Aspekte in der Story, die mich natürlich ganz neugierig auf die Fortsetzung machen.Übrigens besteht die Reihe im Englischen bereits aus 4 Bänden, man könnte sich also auf noch mehr Fortsetzungen in Zukunft freuen. Band 2 ‚In der Tiefe‘ erscheint am 12. Februar 2018.

  • Dawn
    2019-05-28 22:18

    This book reminded me a lot of The Swarm. I'm not saying this is derivative, or suggesting plagiarism. I just think if you enjoyed reading one, you'd probably enjoy the other. I did enjoy this book quite a bit, but it left me with a lot of questions. First, the positives. This book grabs you right from the beginning and it is tough to put down. Even though it is sci-fi, none of the explanations that involve math and/or science are too complicated for even a math/science dummy like me to understand. There was a lot of good action, and I could easily see this being a movie. I also liked that even though there was just a hint of a possible romance, it didn't take over the plot of the book.When I finished the book, I had a lot of questions. The author points the reader to his web site for a Q&A. While a lot of my questions were answered under the FAQ section, I posit that if all his readers are asking the same questions, doesn't that point to plot holes that should be addressed in the book? And I had more questions. Spoilers follow, so read at your own risk. How does Caesare live, go through the portal and come back, all without Clay knowing or seeing him until the end? Was the blue light that stopped the helicopters from the aliens? If so, how did they do that and how did they know they needed to? Why was Palin's son pointing the transporter box at the computers? Was he just trying to get himself out of there? Why didn't the computer guy (Borger? Can't remember his name...) tell anyone that the subs were destroyed by their own torpedoes instead of letting everyone think the aliens attacked them? Did the aliens have some kind of healing abilities that we don't have? Did the dolphin translator work on all dolphins? The book made it seem like it would only work with Dirk and Sally but that doesn't make sense. When Alison was transmitting the danger message over and over, why did no other dolphins swim over to see what was going on? The ocean is full of dolphins and the book makes it seem like they are superior beings with a lot of curiosity. That bothered me too. Dolphins are known to be rapists and murderers, so I didn't like Dirk and Sally getting all judge-y. And as a marine biologist, Alison should have known that, so I don't know why she put dolphins on such a pedestal. My final question is why did the female characters have to be so overly emotional and almost unlikable, and blow up at their male superiors, while the male characters remained cool and calm, even when faced with almost certain death?I really did like this book, but I think the author could benefit from a professional editor. An editor would make sure the reader wasn't left with so many questions. The copy-editing could have been better, though sadly, I've seen much worse. A few notes for the author as far as that goes: first, directions do not need to be capitalized (north, south, etc.). Second, it's utmost, not upmost. And finally, who's means who is. The word you wanted was whose. Please pick up a copy of Strunk & White's Elements of Style and think about getting an editor. I do think you have a lot of talent that just needs some fine-tuning.

  • Abby
    2019-06-13 20:34

    I downloaded this to my Kindle from the lender's library before a trip, not expecting much. I began reading after a flight delay, and throughout my 19 hours of travel, could barely put this book down.Grumley explains complex ideas and workings in a way that anyone can understand. The story of the relationships that can develop between humans and other mammals at times brought me to tears. There were unexpected plot twists that kept me intrigued. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for an incredible novel.

  • Dianne
    2019-06-03 21:23

    What can happen when science, nature, survival and abject terror collide with a taut and high-powered science fiction tale? Will it be the end of the world? Michael C. Grumley’s BREAKTHROUGH combines, fascinating fictional science, an alien visitation, an out-of-control governmental bureaucrat and a seemingly unavoidable end of the world scenario to give us a start to finish science fiction tale that is a mind-boggling and magnetic read for those of us who enjoy the “what-if” scenarios.One scientific team has broken the language barrier between man and dolphin while mysterious events deep in the Caribbean Sea are wreaking havoc for both man and the very planet, itself. Enter “big government,” deadly intervention, a Neanderthal “shoot first and ask questions later,” mentality and it will be quite possible that humanity’s future “to-do” lists will never get done, unless one scientist and one government agent who goes rogue can save the day. Brilliant chaos, dialogue and two amazing dolphins make this tale a fast-paced science fiction must-read for those of us who like to let our imaginations run wild.Michael C. Grumley has pulled together a tale that will have readers entertained while balancing on the edge of their seats!Series: Breakthrough - Book 1Publication Date: March 6, 2013Publisher: Michael C. GrumleyGenre: Science FictionPrint Length: 322 pagesAvailable from: AmazonFor Reviews & More:

  • Bar Reads
    2019-06-07 00:21

    Thrilling, but a very slow burn at first. I did like it and enjoy it, but will I read the next one in the series? No. I'm glad this is self contained and doesn't leave you at a cliffhanger.

  • Sharon Michael
    2019-06-05 21:20

    I've been a fan of action/adventure since Alistair MacLean and Desmond Bagley, on through Clive Cussler and so on. Judging by this book, Grumley is going to hold his own in the best of company.Characters were quite well developed, loved the interaction with the dolphins, pacing was good and tension maintained very well.If you don't get it while it's a free download, buy it! He's on my list for the next book that comes out.

  • Tulay
    2019-05-23 20:17

    Interesting read.Global warming has been in the news, in this story too. Michael C. Grumley is very talented writer, but calling Dirk and Sally fish never corrected, they are MAMMALS. Beautiful island Tristan Da Cunha and Buenos Aires destroyed, again Washington twisted the story.

  • Lynne
    2019-06-14 01:18

    A very enjoyable book with plenty of new ideas. I especially loved the interaction between the dolphins and the humans. Perhaps this is something that one day may even be possible. I'm now looking forward to reading the second book in the series.

  • 5ngela
    2019-05-29 00:36

    I love John Clay and Steve Caesare more than the story itself. Not saying that the story is bad. They remind me of James Rollins Sigma Force characters. Smart, patriot, and tough but not superhuman like some novels.

  • Thom Swennes
    2019-06-11 01:31

    Like a symphony orchestra, with each musician playing their own instruments and creating a synchronized result, a myriad of characters, in a multitude of locations, ultimately seek to understand and find a way to counteract the damages; collateral or otherwise. When the nuclear attack submarine USS Alabama, confronts an unexpected and unexplainable anomaly while conducting sea exercise in the Caribbean Sea, close to the islands of Bimini, alarm bells go off and the military charge to the rescue. Commander John Clay and Chris Ramirez, from the DNI (Department of Naval Intelligence), arrive in Miami to find answers to many unanswered questions.Allison Shaw, a marine biologist, has worked at a dolphin park in southern Florida. She and her colleagues were working on a project to communicate, through the spoken word, with dolphins. Considering that these marine animals are rated second in intelligence, only behind humans, their efforts should show results. Dr. Kathryn Lokke is the head of an agency that studies the climate change, especially the melting of the ice at the poles. An earthquake in Antarctica creates a long trench in the land mass, threatening an ice fall that could possibly create a tsunami, larger than the world has yet seen. Read how all these characters come together to identify and overcome all obstacles. The premises seem plausible enough to keep you interested and the people are diverse enough to make individual assessments. Some you are sure to like and some you may dislike. I loved my dislike for Hank Stevas, National Security Advisor to the President. If you are looking for a story with everything, look no further. From earthquakes, portals, and a Blackbird, this tale covers all the bases; and more.

  • Lyvierre
    2019-06-04 02:35

    Struggled to get halfway through and gave up on it. There's too much going on, talking dolphins that start as the main focus and are gone for the rest of the book. The government turning a blind eue to geophraphical issues, earthquakes, aliens stealing Earths water. Too child fantasy like, I tried to finished dragging it out...but bought something else instead. Don't reccomend.

  • Charles Ray
    2019-05-26 20:32

    When an anomaly on the floor of the Caribbean causes a US nuclear sub to abort its mission, naval technical investigator John Clay is assigned to the case. He encounters a team of marine biologists, under the leadership of Alison Shaw, who, with the aid of a powerful computer are on the verge of a scientific breakthrough; they have developed the ability to conduct two-way communication with earth’s second most intelligent species, dolphins.Events take a strange turn when the experimental sub they use to check the sea floor is lost, and during the efforts to locate it, they meet Palin, a strange individual who is apparently able to travel via some unknown portal, and who claims to be from another planet.This encounter leads to the discovery of a secret on the ocean floor that could spell the end of humanity on two planets, and it’s left to John and Alison to prevent a cataclysm of epic proportions. Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley is a futuristic novel that, though positing science that does not yet exist, reads as though it could have been ripped from today’s headlines. The futuristic technology, and alien contact, though thrilling, pale beside the story of bureaucratic bumbling and political maneuvering that is so similar to things that happen in our present day.As a bonus, the author, after wrapping up the story neatly, sets the stage for the next in the series. This is a ‘can’t put it down’ read.

  • Twist
    2019-05-18 19:18

    I really really enjoyed this book. I love the thought of dolphins being more intelligent than we know. I got chills when they asked why we stopped talking to them. I hope that is a loose end that will be tied up somewhere.This story has about 3 story lines and a bunch of tangents that all thread into the main story. You have the folks at McMurdo, the government/military and the researchers in Miami who work with dolphins. The tangents are just small snippets that add a bigger picture to the story.I smell a romance, but not in this one. This was strictly science fiction/action/adventure/suspense with a little thrill thrown in. I hope we get to see more of Palin's people in the future books.This book isn't so much about developing characters as it is about telling a story, but you do see some growth as they have happy and tragic things happen. I will definitely be reading more.

  • Katie Brock
    2019-06-09 22:14

    My favourite thing about this entire book is the communication with the dolphins- dolphins are one of my favourite animals so that’s pretty awesome!It’s a very clever concept, mixing science with the extraterrestrial and this is a great sci-if book! It started off great and then slowed in the middle but it picked up and by the end I was definitely hooked into the story.There were moments that I felt left me in suspense so it was great to finally get to end of the story and have everything work out okay in the end- I think I would have hated it had something happened to Dirk and Sally (the dolphins)Obviously, being from the UK, I’m not sure if the actions of the US Navy and government ring true to real life in this novel or whether it’s satirical but nevertheless, the decisions they made weren’t exactly the smartest.A great read- I might invest in the sequel (might- my growing TBR wouldn’t thank me for that)

  • Sandra Knapp
    2019-05-21 19:33

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Almost non-stop action, an adorable pair of Dolphins, and wouldn't it just be lovely if it were possible to communicate with them? I'm sure we could learn a lot if we could.This story is about a pair of enterprising and caring Scientists that with the help of a computer geek, they manage to design a method of communicating with a pair of Dolphins, much to their own surprise, and in the process discover "we are not alone."There is a lot of totally "fun" moments in this tale, as well as intrigue, betrayal, sneaky politics. You name it, it's there. But through it all you hang on to the hope that the Dolphins will remain OK.It was a lot of fun to read, and I highly recommend it. I just might even get volume #2 to find out what comes next.

  • Linda Slepicka
    2019-06-13 02:10

    Loved it! Great summer read!What do talking with dolphins, the Antarctic ice shelf, and a very large unidentifiable object on the ocean floor have in common? You'll have to read the book! The storyline (researchers have translated dolphin language and are communicating with them) captured my attention immediately and as each chapter jumped to a different character and the storyline expanded, you're pulled in and wondering how these people are all connected. This is a fast read--you won't be disappointed! Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

  • Anthony Gale
    2019-06-16 00:09

    Great book very exciting and believableI really liked this book. Michael's writing is easy to read and very gripping, which holds your attention and makes c it hard to put down. This was an enjoyable read, can't wait to read Leap now.

  • Aristotle
    2019-05-20 20:20

    Better than The Atlantis GeneThe Atlantis Gene is about aliens, evolution, the melting antarctic and an apocalyptic event.Breakthrough is about aliens, evolution, the melting antarctic, an apocalyptic event plus talking to dolphinsNot bad for a first book.