This book is one of the most accomplished and technically well-written books I’ve seen this year.
The author, Robin Roberts, knows one end of a submarine from the other, that’s for sure. And that’s where part of the excellence of this book lies. The author knows exactly what they’re talking about. The research is inherent because the author has lived it, and sea water runs through their veins instead of blood.
The other thing that makes this so good is the faultline of dry humour running throughout the book. The characters are well rounded and gel together beautifully.
The story centres around modern-day piracy on the high seas. A group of black marketeers are stealing submarines, and it’s down to our good guys to stop them. The author captures the tension and claustrophobia of being submerged in a tin tube well.
This book should be held up as a quality standards marker for every author out there.
This book is a highly recommended 5-star read. I wish every indie author wrote as well. We give out very few BBE Recommended Read Awards, and this is one of them.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.