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Murder on Steel Beach
- A Navy Story
- By: Robert K. Knauer
- Narrated by: Rich Brennan
- Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
This is a fictional story about life aboard a navy combat cargo ship, where the murder of a navy skipper occurs. The main character is Lieutenant Bob Cantley, who is a maverick supply corps officer. The story takes place in the early 1980s and takes the listener from Bob's entry into the navy through his first ship and onward to his final ship, where he meets up with a ruthless navy skipper, Captain Manzack, known as the Spine Ripper. The Spine Ripper is an abusive skipper, much like Captain Qweeg in Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny.
Realistic and compelling
- By John D. LeVoy on 07-29-18
Must read for all who served on ships!
This piece of fiction is an absolute fun read. As one, who spent decades at Sea, I found 'Murder on Steel Beach' spell binding from start to finish. This "Sea Story" is full of intregue, twists and turns, that captures the reader's attention. The author portrayed shipboard life, deployments,port visits and liberty call (with a few embellishments), with a semblance of realism.
To sum up in nautical venacular:, 'Murder on Steel Beach' is "Sierra Hotel and Well-Done"!
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