Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘breakthrough’


catalyst“And if one organism had evolved into a nearly perfect killer, it’s very existence suggested there could be another, somewhere, that had evolved into the perfect healer.  An organism whose existence was as much an anomaly as the machineel tree.  And she thought she’d found it.  No she was sure she had found it.”

 Catalyst is the third in Michael C. Grunley’s Breakthrough series where scientists are forging a path a path to communicate with other mammals.  Adventures continue in the Caribbean, China, and South America as teams race to discover the secrets of the dolphin “heads,” to recover the Chinese theft, and attempt to recover the unusual primate in the South American jungle before others can.


breakthroughA group of researchers in Florida are working with Sally and Dirk for five years to try to get them to talk or at least understand their language.  Sally and Dirk are dolphins.  The researchers have been recording and compiling the clicks and utterances of the mammals for years creating a catalogue that will hopefully be used to translate.  Their Breakthrough comes just in time perhaps to save the Earth as other-worldly forces seem to be at work that will cause a natural disaster.  The researchers join forces with two former Navy SEALs in their race against time and hawkish government officials itching to pull the trigger unleashing forces without knowing the full consequences.