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Lieutenant Dan (Danielle) Lewis is a special investigator in the Royal Navy. Her assignment is to investigate a suicide on the submarine “Tenacity,” which occurred immediately after the man’s wife was beaten, raped and killed.

Submarines are notoriously inhospitable to women, and this one is no exception – one hundred hostile men and Dan, who isn’t much of a team player anyway. But investigate she does, despite the fact the captain refuses to stay in port and sets out on their next mission, with Dan on board.

The crew aboard are not happy nor helpful, and Dan is in danger every step of the way. Law, a former Royal Navy Submarine engineer, ups the tension significantly as he brilliantly recreates the claustrophobic feel of living on a submarine. The unusual setting adds a great deal of interest but never slows the action in this fast paced nail-biter.

This is the first book of a series featuring this flawed but dynamic character, and shows great promise as the series moves forward.

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11/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

TENACITY by J.S. Law. Henry Holt and Co. (November 3, 2015).  ISBN 978-1627794565. 320p.


One Response to TENACITY by J.S. Law

  1. Interesting. The few (thankfully) cases of investigating other police officers for criminal behavior that I was involved in were relatively short in duration but lacked nothing in intensity. Working inside the bubble of hostility and mistrust, the difficulty of discovering the truth is compounded over the same types of cases in the “civilian” world. Your own weaknesses are only thinly disguised from those who know where and how to look for them.

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