Author – Kip Loelsch
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller - Science
515 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 11/4/2017
No. 65 - 2017
My Impressions: corrupt military, black ops, incompetent politicians, love story, animal lovers, conflict, intrigue.
Dr. Angela Clark – Director of Marine Mammal Health & Stranding
Director Jack Hamilton – Angela’s boss.
Dr. Robin Nicely – So. African skier, Dolphin expert, Angela’s boyfriend.
Rear Admiral Lawrence Collins, retired – Still active in national security.
There are many more characters with mile long titles and govt. acronyms. Makes reading difficult.
Wendall’s Lullaby takes place in Galveston, Texas – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Tampa, Florida & Mozambique, Africa and deals with the unheard-of numbers of Bottlenose Dolphins beaching and stranding themselves.
Scientist strive to determine the cause of the deaths of so many dolphins and are dumbfounded by the never before recorded behavior of the mammals.
Several people are alarmed when elite Naval units are ordered to assist with the rescue operation and suspect foul play. Several people are familiar with the government’s past programs striving to use dolphins in security operations.
As is often the case, the military is portrayed as the antagonist willing to subvert individual’s civil rights for their extreme views of national security. But are the military’s objectives right or wrong? You’ll have to make that judgement in the end.
The story has fast action and many twists in the plot. Woven through out are stories of personal tragedies, success and failure and love affairs.
Whether you are attracted to animal stories or not, I’m not, Wendall’s Lullaby is a compelling read and I strongly recommend it.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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