My curiosity and fascination with the title, Operation Mermaid: The Project Kraken Incident, moved me to read this book. What I received was wealth of information about mermaids, government security, and the San Diego area including the ocean. When Special Agent Ted Waters is tasked with leading the investigation of a resurrected cold war military weapon and the supernatural transformation of humans into mermaids, he gets more than he bargained for. With the help of his wife, Special Agent Angela Starling, they search on land and in the oceans’ depths for the forces behind the attempt to over through the world’s governments.
In this futuristic sci-fi novel of government intrigue and mermaids, the author’s dialogue writing style propels the plot forward, action after action, scene after scene. The combination of the reality of a government project with the fictional use of legions of mermaids and mermen fighting alongside Navy Seals to take back the weapon is engaging: “In all the romance novels I’ve read, this was the time that everyone was supposed to put the past behind them, forgive each other, and live happily ever after. But this wasn’t one of those novels. This was real life. . . .to use one of those stolen secrets to silence sea life, and possibly raise the tides so much as to cause massive destruction all over the world. There’s no happily ever after coming from that.”
The author, Joseph McGarry, is very knowledgeable in the understanding of government procedures and mermaids, and he relays it in his novel with detailed description and verse: “The siren guards charged toward us, like they were attacking us. They were armed with spear guns. We pulled out our weapons, the [redacted], before they could fire, and stunned them. There was a big electric glow, then they passed out. Then we went to the cage. . .”
Readers who enjoy government intrigue will delight in reading Operation Mermaid: The Project Kraken Incident, as this story follows Special Agent Ted Waters with the Department of Homeland Security as he investigates a secret government project that affects the entire world and the only way to overcome it is with the help of mermaids.