“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.
In Michael C. Grumley second in the Breakthrough series, IMIS (InterMammal Interpretive System) has been expanded not only to a more portable system, but to the beginnings of working with a rescued gorilla named Dulce. In Leap the main characters are back as a mysterious discovery is made in South America putting the world’s superpowers on the verge of war. Should the discovery fall into the wrong hands, not just the enemies hands, the consequences will be dire.
This was another enjoyable novel by Mr. Grumley. Maybe not edge of my seat, but I am currently reading the third in the series and I don’t usually read three in a row like this.
A 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.