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Scorpion in the Sea

P. T. Deutermann

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On a calm night off the Florida coast, a fishing boat vanishes without a trace. Something deadly is hiding in U.S. waters, and the Navy brass would rather bury the truth than face it.

It's Montgomery's war now. Brash and unconventional, Mike Montgomery is hardly regulation Navy. At his side, Diane Martinson, the Chief of Staff's wife--smart, tough...and his lover. Under his command, the USS Goldsborough--a WWII-era destroyer thundering toward a showdown of water and fire.

With the arrival of P.T. Deutermann--retired Navy captain, former arms control negotiator within the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and ex-commander of at destroyer squadron--today's naval thriller just climbed to a whole new level.

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Scorpion in the Sea
CHAPTER ONEFIVE DAYS EARLIER10 April, USS Goldsborough (DD-920); At sea, Mayport Fleet operating areasThe radio messenger came through the pilothouse door, blinking rapidly in the sudden blaze of sunlight reflecting off the polished bronze sea."Officer of the Deck," he called out, squinting hard."OOD, aye," replied Lieutenant (junior grade) O'Connor from the port bridge wing."Got a priority action, Sir."The OOD came in from the bridge wing, pushed his dark glasses up onto his forehead, and took the steel message board. He scanned the top message briefly, initialled it, and
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Praise for Scorpion in the Sea

"Realistic with fast-paced action that carries the story to a crashing, pounding climax." --Florida Times-Union

"Fast-paced...A page-turner...Exciting." --Rear Admiral M.A. McDevitt, Proceedings, A U.S. Navy Publication

"High-octane compound of technothriller and military procedural that satisfies on several levels." --Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • P. T. Deutermann

  • P. T. DEUTERMANN, a retired Navy captain, is the author of fourteen other novels and lives with his wife in North Carolina. His father was a destroyer division commander in the Pacific theater under Admiral Halsey.
  • P. T. Deutermann
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Scorpion in the Sea

P. T. Deutermann

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