Dolphin Drone: A Military Thriller


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Skyhorse Publishing
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

James Grundvig is a freelance journalist who has published in the Huffington Post, Financial Times Foreign Direct Investment magazine,, the Epoch Times, among other media outlets. His investigative work uncovered toxic dispersants used in the BP oil spill that "sank" the oil in a black carpet at the bottom of the gulf, Europe's failure to combat domestic terrorism, and how big data and sensors are creating the "smart cities" of tomorrow. James' Norwegian heritage, steeped in shipping and offshore oil and gas sectors, has instilled a lifelong fondness for the sea and appreciation of marine life. He lives in New York City.


"Step it up Tom Clancy, there's a new suitor in town. And James Grundvig's cocktail of dolphins, drones, terrorism, special ops, and the latest military gadgets all wrapped inside layers of impending massacre and international intrigue is an intelligent and informative thriller. . . An excellent and educational read for thoughtful booklovers and those looking for an exotic adventure filled with tension, politics, and underwater bravery. Kudos to Grundvig!" --Ron Lealos, author of Pashtun, Don't Mean Nuthin', and The Sixth Man

"James Grundvig's novel Dolphin Drone revolves around the fascinating use of specially trained dolphins by both the US Navy and the former Soviet Navy that combines not only known facts, but also some of the speculation about the two once-secret programs." -- Bob Furlong, former British Commando and consultant for Jane's International Defense Review.

"Journalist Grundvig's promising first novel introduces "dolphin whisperer" Merk Toten and his two military-trained bottlenose dolphins, Tasi and Inapo. In the night waters off the Strait of Hormuz, the dolphins are mapping an Iranian pipeline when Merk and his partner, Special Forces biologist Morgan Azar, realize that a nearby fishing trawler is actually dropping sea mines into the strait. Merk decides to document the mining, but they are discovered and Morgan is killed in the ensuing firefight. Meanwhile, Somali pirates seize a Norwegian-owned, Singapore-flagged supertanker in the Gulf of Aden. Their motive is unclear, though a terrorist group is involved. Merk, his dolphins, and his girlfriend, the deadly CIA agent Jenny King, wind up trying to stop a planned attack on U.S. soil. The plot and characters, other than the dolphins, are straight out of the standard military thriller playbook, but the fins, as they are known, have unusual appeal, and readers will hope that any sequels will showcase more of their incredible capabilities.-- Publisher's Weekly