Tenacity by J.S. Law

An officer hangs himself in the engine room of naval submarine HMS Tenacity. A woman's murder bears disturbing similarities to an old case. Lieutenant Danielle "Dan" Lewis grasps for the truth before it submerges in the gray waters of the English Channel.

Tenacity by J.S. Law

Cramped, claustrophobic, and under strict command, the confines of HMS Tenacity are unwelcoming in the best of circumstances. For Dan, the only female aboard, who must methodically interrogate a tightknit and hostile crew, it's her own special place in hell.

Recently reassigned to the Special Investigation Branch's Kill Team, Dan's hardheaded reputation precedes her. But facing an obstinate ship's company, a commanding officer too eager to close the case, and a constant threat of unfriendly male interest, she learns that under enough pressure everyone has their breaking point.

HMS Tenacity
HMS Tenacity

A nuclear hunter-killer submarine that runs out of Devonport in the UK. Like other Trafalgar-class submarines, the HMS Tenacity will soon be phased out to make way for new Astute-class submarines. Dan's investigation on board the Tenacity takes place during the boat's last trip out.

Praise for Tenacity by J.S. Law

“J.S. Law is a powerful new voice, and his heroine Dan Lewis lives up to the title. She is fearless and doesn't quit in the faces of all odds. The murky world of submarines and murder make Tenacity addictively readable, and memories of it linger like dreams.”

— Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Now and again, a debut novel comes along that makes you hold your breath. Tenacity by J.S. Law is one such book. Its authenticity rings true with not a false note throughout. Tense, claustrophobic, and totally absorbing, this book should be on every thriller reader's radar-or should that be sonar? Absolutely superb.”

— Matt Hilton, author of Blood and Ashes

“A taut, tense thriller with a fantastic female lead. The prose is crisp, the humor dark, and there's just the right amount of detail to ensure this has a massively broad appeal. Hard to believe this is a debut. J.S. Law is one to watch.”

— SJI Holliday, author of Black Wood

“Pacy, claustrophobic, and utterly thrilling, with a heroine you'll happily follow to the bottom of the ocean. Tenacity is a highly original debut by a major new talent.”

— Eva Dolan, author of Long Way Home

Tenacity by J.S. Law is a brilliant debut. Breathlessly plotted. Deeply disturbing. The perfect thriller to dive into this summer.”

— Emlyn Rees, author of Wanted

“J.S. Law's taut crime novel oozes authenticity. I read this in a day and can't wait for the next in what will undoubtedly be an explosive series.”

— Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

“An impressive debut novel...Law knows what he's writing about, and it shows. The sexist antagonism of the men coupled with the cramped conditions make for gripping, entertaining reading.”

The Times (London)

“It's a dark tale set where the sun doesn't shine. If Law manages to hold his course into nuclear noir, this series could go for as long as the atomic-powered Tenacity.”

The Sun (London)

About J.S. Law

J.S. Law

About J.S. Law

J. S. Law served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service, rising through the ranks to become a senior nuclear engineer. Tenacity is his first novel. He lives in Portsmouth, England.

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