Reviews & Awards

Book Reviews and Awards

“I was drawn in the by author’s use of poetic prose…There were some thrilling battle scenes…If you need cheering up, this feel-good story is the perfect cure.  My rating is a strong five out of five” 

       Diana Lowery, Online Book Club.  

“A lover of history and a good entertaining fictional tale, Intrepid Spirit delivered beyond what I could have imagined. The author has a wealth of experience in many professions, including screen writing, sailing and acting and he brings it all to the pages of this novel.  David Tunno delivers some of the best action-packed scenes that I have ever read, an on the edge of your seat movie in a book.  For historic and entertainment value, this is a must read.  I give Intrepid Spirit 5 out of 5 stars”

         Thomas Riddell, Host, The Writers’ Lounge blog radio show

 “If you like suspense and twisty action, Intrepid Spirit is for you,”

Catherine Coulter
New York Times Bestselling Author of RECKONING

Intrepid Spirit is a swashbuckling tale on the high seas that will put saltwater in your veins as the crew of the Constitution battle international terrorists using only their wits and the canvas sails and black powder guns of the historic warship”

Dirk Cussler
Bestselling Author

“The plot is impressively inventive and briskly paced, and it has plenty of gripping, tense scenes. The action sequences, of which there are many, offer moments of vivid, cinematically explosive violence. A refreshingly original and immersive seagoing thriller”

Kirkus Reviews

“Thriller readers looking for a contemporary read that excels in action, character development, and even a touch of romance will find this story thoroughly engrossing and hard to put down”

Diane Donovan
Midwest Book Reviews

Intrepid Spirit is one of the most thrilling books I’ve read this year so far. The political tension and intrigue coupled with hair-raising action, geopolitical chess, and cutting-edge technology make it an enjoyable book for anyone looking for a suspenseful military action novel that never forgets to entertain the reader”

Literary Titan

“Tunno does a terrific job of reflecting the real-life political situation that the US faces in dealing with global terrorism…Intrepid Spirit is a thrilling action-adventure at sea that will appeal to anyone who has a taste for action thrillers”

Readers’ Favorite

“Readers will enjoy this story that returns a haunted historic naval vessel to combat. The premise is entertaining, unusual, and high-energy from cover to cover,”

BookLife Prize