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Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Ship Possessed by Alton Gansky:

JD Stanton is a retired Navy submarine captain who is called back for one mission: to investigate a decades-old submarine that has mysteriously washed up on a beach. No one knows where it came from or what to make of it. When he arrives at the scene, he doesn't know what to make of it either.

A small Nazi insurgent group is trying to resurrect the glory of the Third Reich. They believe that something on board the submarine will help them achieve the power they want. But several things stand in the way of their quest.

This book is well written; jumping back and forth from the past and the present of the submarine to create a suspenseful tale. To say this is his best book would be an overstatement, but the idea behind the plot is original enough to be interesting.

Though the submarine captain is a slightly typical, perfect character, this isn't really as big of a deal as some other books are. The other characters are of about the same caliber, but the plot distracts from this fact.

The only negative thing about the book is that it is slightly typical kind of a supernatural book but Alton Gansky found a creative avenue on which to use this typical idea. The showdown at the end didn't help any, but it wasn't as bad as most supernatural showdowns.

This is the kind of story that is highly believable and possible and is a good start to a great series.

4 stars

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