Into the Deep Author:Ken Grimwood Set on land and beneath the oceans, Into the Deep reveals, once again, Ken Grimwood's exceptional talent for blending fantasy and reality. One part thriller, one part spiritual adventure, the exhilarating story at the heart of Into the Deep involves a hard-hitting journalist, a beautiful scientist, a globe-traveling engineer, and a venerable... more » Portuguese fisherman. Vastly different, their lives are about to intersect and to become irrevocably changed by a school of dolphins - as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. With the drama that unfolds from a silent war waged at the sea's greatest depths and from a single, fateful discovery, Into the Deep takes a tantalizing glimpse at the optimistic future this planet might achieve if humans and the creatures of the deep could learn to share and defend its remarkable bounty.« less
Picked this Ken Grimwood up after being blown away by his "Replay", but wound up not as satisfied with "Into the Deep" as with his later work.
The rationale behind this underwater Orca/Dolphin war & subsequent peace were never really outlined, and didn't really add anything to the plot at all, except a few descriptive action-oriented sections in a few paragraphs.
Putting that aside, not a bad read, liked but didn't love..
Oh! I wish that I had read this for the first time when I was younger... I would have loved it even more then. It would have been like heaven... reading the absolute perfect book! Dolphins, orcas - even a great white - and communicating with people!! What a beautiful story! Although, I must admit, it did remind me somewhat of _The Swarm_ - which just goes to prove that the more you read, the more everything seems connected. I really loved this!!