Wednesday, July 20, 2016

To Hunt A Sub: Cover Reveal

Today I'm pleased to be a part of the cover reveal for To Hunt a Sub, the debut novel of Jacqui Murray. The cover is gorgeous, as you can see for yourself. If you're into thrillers, check out the inside of the book when it comes out next month. And be sure to jump on over to Jacqui's website right now and show her some love!

Pertinent information:

Title and author: To Hunt a Sub by J. Murray 

Release Date: August, 2016 by Structured Learning 

Genre: Thriller 

Preview: Available on Kindle Scout 

Cover by: Paper and Sage Design

About the book:

The USS Hampton SSN 767 quietly floated unseen a hundred fifty-two feet below the ocean’s surface. Despite its deadly nuclear-tipped arsenal of Trident missiles, its task for the past six months has been reconnaissance and surveillance. The biggest danger the crew faced was running out of olives for their pizza. That all changed one morning, four days before the end of the Hampton’s tour. Halfway through the Captain’s first morning coffee, every system on the submarine shut down. No navigation, no communication, and no defensive measures. Within minutes, the sub began a terrifying descent through the murky greys and blacks of the deep Atlantic and settled to the ocean floor five miles from Cuba and perilously close to the sub’s crush depth. When it missed its mandated contact, an emergency call went out to retired Navy intel officer, Zeke Rowe, top of his field before a botched mission left him physically crippled and psychologically shaken. Rowe quickly determined that the sub was the victim of a cybervirus secreted inside the sub’s top secret operating systems. What Rowe couldn’t figure out was who did it or how to stop it sinking every other submarine in the American fleet. 

Kali Delamagente is a struggling over-the-hill grad student who entered a DARPA cybersecurity competition as a desperate last hope to fund a sophisticated artificial intelligence she called Otto. Though her presentation imploded, she caught the attention of two people: a terrorist intent on destroying America and a rapt Dr. Zeke Rowe. An anonymous blank check to finish her research is quickly followed by multiple break-ins to her lab, a hack of her computer, the disappearance of her three-legged dog, and finally the kidnapping of her only son. 

By all measures, Rowe and Delamagente are an unlikely duo. Rowe believes in brawn and Delamagente brains. To save the America they both love, they find a middle ground, guided with the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

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. She is 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, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, launches this summer. You can find her nonfiction books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.



  1. Cool cover. Water details are great.

    1. Thanks, Alex. Subs are menacing by nature--I think this close-up image magnified that even more.

  2. Sweet! Yay for Jacqui! *tossing cheese confetti*

  3. Thanks for hosting me, Ken. I'm so excited to get to meet your readers.

  4. Grats, Jacqui! It looks and sounds great.

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    1. Thanks, Juneta--and thanks for the cover comment. I'm glad it communicated well.

  6. Fantastic cover. Congratulations Jacqui.

  7. That is a great cover. Thanks for telling us about the book. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Cherie. I'm excited to get this out on the blogosphere.