Paul Mila Books


Mike Monahan, decorated cop turned dive master, pens BARRACUDA,
an edge-of-your seat, stunning thriller.

"Move Over, JAWS!"

  Barracuda - A Thriller Book Barracuda is a fast-paced story where international intrigue, environmental catastrophe, and cultural pride collide. Even on vacation, recuperating NYPD cop Mick O’Shaughnessy is still a detective at heart. When the Russian Mafia and Japanese Yakuza rock the island paradise of Bikini Atoll over an international money laundering scheme and a territorial war, O’Shaughnessy refuses to fly away from the chaos until safety and justice prevail. But when a mutant barracuda begins snacking on the tourists, Mick really has his hands full. Written in whip-smart prose, Barracuda is a power-packed, wildly entertaining adventure; truly the catch of the day!

The historical significance of Bikini Atoll and the underwater depictions in Barracuda are well researched, incorporating the history of Pacific A-Bomb testing following World War II. Monahan expertly incorporates authentic scuba-diving knowledge and proper police procedures into the plot, characters, and scenic detail. Readers who appreciate the aquatic action of JAWS, the mob intrigue of The Godfather, and the police procedural sense of The Onion Field, will enjoy Barracuda.
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A Thriller Book Review

Mike Monahan’s monster stalks an unsuspecting diver in BARRACUDA