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Publisher's Summary

When the body of a young, black Navy lieutenant is found chained inside the boiler of a mothballed battleship in a Philadelphia shipyard, there is no question that it's murder.Stung by past scandals, the Navy moves to control the investigation by appointing one of their own, Commander Dan Collins, to take charge of it. Dan's deputy investigator will be civilian Grace Ellen Snow from the NIS (Naval Investigative Service), the organization that should have been in control of the investigation.Dan and Grace make a connection between this murder, the death of the man's sister (also a Navy lieutenant), and a top Naval officer, only to have the chain-of-command curtain come down around their investigation. Convinced they can uncover those responsible for the murders, they secretly continue their investigation - a search that brings them to the attention of a cunning, remorseless, and relentless man.
©2007 P. T. Deutermann; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Deutermann's third mystery, though conventionally constructed, is brought off well." (Booklist)
"J. Charles manages characterizations that superbly reflect the voice of a man whose larynx has been brutally cut. Rugged where necessary but equally capable of smooth, soothing voices, he produces an effective and exciting audio presentation." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen Rangel on 04-26-13

This is a great novel!

This is a suspenseful novel and one you shouldn't miss. If you're not familiar with military jargon, don't let it stop you from reading on. You'll understand before you know it. It has lots of twists and turns in this story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bert Byers on 07-13-18

It was difficult to stop listening

This book has so many twists and turns. it kept me on my feet.
At each change of direction I knew where the book was headed - NOT.
A lot of books allow you to see the end early and then follow the natural progression to the end. Not so this book.
This is not the first Deutermann novel I've listened to and it won't be the last. I hope this retired naval officer keeps turning them out because I'm ready to keep listening.

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