The Steel Shark by Rebecca Cantrell (Joe Tesla Book 4) #Review #Thriller #Suspense #Books

Book Review

The Steel Shark- Rebecca Cantrell

Though this is book #4 in the Joe Tesla series, each book including this one, can be read as a standalone.

It is nice to read them in order for continuity’s sake but The Steel Shark is just as good and just as exciting on its own.

The Steel Shark (Release Date: July 3, 2017)

A dog. His computer. The tunnels under New York City.

That’s all Joe Tesla’s agoraphobia has left him with—the inside world, the dark world—and now the black depths of the sea.

In the latest book in this award-winning thriller series,Joe Tesla seeks to expand his world beneath. He buys a personal submarine to join an underwater scavenger hunt. The competition turns deadly when a mystery sub targets Joe. His search for answers drives him and his service dog out to sea where he alone might find answers in time to save the city he loves from annihilation.

But can a man trapped inside by his own fears save the larger world above?

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My Thoughts…

Just like the previous Joe Tesla novels, I really liked this one too. There is one very exciting difference though. Joe leaves the tunnels underneath NY and ventures out to the open ocean. How you ask? Well, you’ll just have to read it to find out.

The Steel Shark is another unique adventure for Joe and his team. Honestly, hijacking a sub may not be new, but the who and why is totally unexpected. Kudos to the author for continuously surprising her readers with thrilling and perhaps more importantly, different stories every time.

The Steel Shark is well-written, thoroughly researched, and whole lot of fun. I have really enjoyed Joe’s series so far, and this one is no exception. I look forward to see what Joe, Vivian, and Edison, get involved in next!

If you like thrillers with a splash of adventure thrown in, you will really love this book and the rest of the series!

Rating… A


About the Author


A few years ago Rebecca Cantrell quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Hawaii to write a novel because, at seven, she decided that she would be a writer. Now she writes the award-winning Hannah Vogel mystery series set in Berlin in the 1930s. “A Trace of Smoke,” “A Night of Long Knives,” “A Game of Lies,” and “A City of Broken Glass.” She also co-writes the Order of Sanguines series with James Rollins, starting with the upcoming book 1: “The Blood Gospel.” And she writes the iMonster series as Bekka Black, including “iDrakula” and “iFrankenstein.”

A faded pink triangle pasted on the wall of Dachau Concentration Camp and time in Berlin, Germany in the 1980s inspired “A Trace of Smoke.” Fluent in German, she received her high school diploma from the John F. Kennedy Schule in Berlin and studied at the Freie Universität in Berlin and the Georg August Universität in Göttingen.

When she visited Berlin in the summer of 2006, she was astounded to discover that many locations in her novel have been rebuilt and reopened in the last few years, including the gay bar El Dorado and the Mosse House publishing house.

Her short story “Coffee” will appear in the “Missing” anthology in February 2009.

Her screenplay “The Humanitarian” was a finalist at Shriekfest 2008: The Los Angeles Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival. Her screenplay “A Taste For Blood” was a finalist at the Shriekfest 2007: The Los Angeles Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival.

As of this writing, she lives in Berlin with her Ironman husband and son.

Rebecca Cantrell

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