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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Krill America by Ray Palla is a story of suspense and action. The Krill America is a krill research ship, made up of an old krill catcher fused with a refrigeration tanker. On their final journey, the crew is caught unaware when an undersea earthquake crashes the ship into an iceberg, tearing it apart and losing crew members. The remaining crew must now battle to save themselves in the freezing Antarctic water, knowing that they are so far off course there is little chance that anyone is looking for them. It’s a case of one step forward, two steps back as they struggle to survive and compete with each other for control. Exhaustion sets in when the ship finally sinks, leaving the crew to try to salvage what they can and escape with their lives in a tiny boat. But there is more to this than meets the eye, more than anyone could ever have imagined, and none of the crew could ever have foreseen how things were going to end.
Krill America by Ray Palla was full of action and suspense, and is a very fast paced novel. It’s a well-written book, one that leaves little to the imagination, but I must admit to a struggle at times to understand what was going on and to keep up. However, that is not a criticism of the author’s ability to write; there’s no doubt that he has a real talent for weaving a full-on action based tale that has plenty going for it. The plot was well developed and kept me reading to see which way it was going next, and the characters fitted the story nicely. Mr. Palla is clearly a talented writer and has the ability to go far as an author.