Official Privilege

P. T. Deutermann

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Official Privilege begins with a mystery: in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the mummified body of a black Navy lieutenant is found bolted inside the boiler of a deactivated battleship. While the cause of death is clear, the officer's identity is not. With nerve ends raw from the media focus on recent scandals, the Pentagon bypasses its own investigative service and appoints a commander, Dan Collins, and a civilian, Grace Snow, to conduct an inquiry. Together they resolve to ignore the Navy's political sensitivities and conduct a by-the-book murder investigation. But then they uncover evidence that points back to Washington, D.C., and a two-year-old unsolved case involving another black Navy lieutenant, a beautiful young woman, who died under violent circumstances. While they search for links between the two deaths, they attract the attention of one Malachi Ward. Cunning, ruthless, well paid, and ferociously resourceful, he will do whatever it takes to protect his hidden client's privilege. In a tense, deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Malachi tracks Collins and Snow through Washington's streets and corridors of power, determined to keep them from learning the secret behind the body in the battleship.

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Official Privilege
IAPRIL 1994 
 
THE PHILADELPHIA NAVAL SHIPYARD1I'M NOT GONNA let those bastards scare me, Benny thought. I know what those dumb guineas are up to, a couple of 'em probably waiting down here in the dark for me, gonna jump outta one of these hatches and try to scare my ass. He stopped, then squinted through the scratched faceplate of the mask at the hull diagram, trying to shine his hard-hat helmet light down on the diagram and still keep an eye out in the darkened second-deck passageway. Sons a bitches, screwing off up there at the air lock while I go nitrogen

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"An attractive combination of murder mystery and naval politics... Mr. Deutermann writes well."
--The New York Times
 
"Fine suspense novel enhanced by solid background detail.... The authenticity implied by [Deutermann's] naval background ... is evident in every sentence of this absorbing and ... exciting tale."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Another arresting take on the US Navy from Deutermann ... First-class entertainment with full-tilt action and three-dimensional characters."
--Kirkus Reviews

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P. T. Deutermann

P. T. Deutermann spent twenty-six years in government service before retiring to begin his writing career. He is the author of nine previous novels and lives with his wife in North Carolina.

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Official Privilege
P. T. Deutermann

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2011
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ISBN: 9781429952187
ISBN10: 1429952180
552 pages
$7.99
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