Murder on Steel Beach: A Navy Story (chaos on a cargo ship)

$ 17.95

Description : This is a fictional account of life both in the Navy and aboard a fictional cargo ship. The main character is Lt. Bob Cantley, a maverick supply corps officer that ends up accused in the death of his skipper. The story takes place in the 1980's and takes readers from his entry into the Navy through his first ship and then onward to his final ship, the USS SAN CLEMENTE, where he meets up with a ruthless Navy Skipper, Captain Manzack, known as the "SPINE RIPPER." The Skipper is an abusive drunk and hates just about everyone, including supply officers and minorities. Modeled after Herman Wouk's CAINE MUTINY, the action takes place on board the USS San Clemente, an AFS. The novel sheds light on the way sailors behave during deployments, how they think, and the lives they lead. It reflects on the many moral and ethical dilemmas facing sailors in the U.S. Navy, even today. When Lt. Cantley meets Captain Manzack for the first time he realizes his career is doomed. The story contains incidents of intrigue, sex, mayhem, mischief, and too many crimes that will make your head spin. It even details what a sailor's WOG Day initiation was like during 1980. A courts-martial ensues at the end and you will never be able to guess the outcome. Initial responses about the books content by a retired supply corps rear admiral who said the book had a great ending, and the Chairman of Board for the Centre for Study of Intelligence Operations says this book..."Is just awesome!" A female navy captain said, "the book is spot on with the way things really were then and even now, plus it had a great ending that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

Author Details

About : Robert Knauer is a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps officer, a senior federal contracting officer and retired CEO of the Acquisition Institute. Born in Orlando, Florida and now retired to Vero Beach, Robert traveled the world with the U.S. Navy, federal government and as a business consultant and CEO. He has seen the best and absolute worst mankind has to offer including death and corruption. Some of those situations are reflected in his first novel "Murder on Steel Beach: A Navy Story (chaos on a cargo ship)" which is a modern day takeoff on "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk. He likes to write about murder and chaos because that is the world we live in. Recently he finished a new murder novel which was about a serial killer in a place called "The Community" in Florida very similar in nature to "The Villages" where the author lived for ten years. His newest novel is called "LIMIT 55: Confessions of a Killer" where a serial killer goes on a rampage killing elderly living on golf course lots. Some of his other books include: "Life with Mister Wiggles", "Guidebook for Contracting Officer Representatives and Contractor Employees", Guidebook for Writing a Good PNM", "Negotiation Training Guidebook: For Employees in Contracting" and the "Negotiation Training Guidebook: Slide Presentation." Currently the author has a third murder mystery in the works about the death of the wife of a successful government contractor who's wife is cheating on him, steals his firm out from under him, and then ends up dead. It is another great book in his LIMIT 55 series to be released in 2019.


Saving Paludis

$ 15.95

What If? Just A.S.K. How Our Youth Can Change, Improve or Become and Influnce in Things They Desire

Rodney Darrel Brooks
About: Rodney is currently the author of four books - "The Book of Nicknames"; "The Millipede Effect My Quest to Understand the Homeless, Standed and Down & Out"; "What IF? Just A.S.K. How Our Youth Can Change,Improve or Become an Influence in Those Things they Desire" and "What IF I want to be a Christian? Just A.S.K." His book inspirations lie within the work he does that involves helping others improve on aspects of their lives. Rodney leads two significant non-profit actions he created "We Care" (Designed educate to bring to be a bridge for the homeless and the agencies that care for them) and "A Life Saved is a Future Gained" (Program designed to educate and Bing awareness to issues of Missing and Eploited Children,Runaway Youth and Human Trafficking of our Youth). Brooks has also Colo barred with his youngest daughter to create the What IF? Just A.S.K. program designed to improve and empower our youth. Rodney is an active Church Leader and a 30 plus year Human Resources professional in several fortune 100 and 500 companies.
$ 7.99

Seagulls on the Ganges

About: Julie Stafford changed a generation's eating habits in the 80's and 90's. She became Australia's biggest and fastest selling cookbook author, selling more than 2.2million copies globally. When in 2006, she lost the love of her life, her life changed infinitely. She changed her writing genre to deliver a love story born of synchronicities that were just too powerful to ignore. Based on her real life events, her story will touch your heart and have you searching for your own synchronicities to give your life greater meaning and fulfillment.
$ 9.98


Steve Catto
About: Steve Catto is an old man, or at least that's what it says on his birth certificate. He was born in Yorkshire, but his parents took him to Australia when he was six years old and he grew up there, sometimes racing cars across the desert.

He was never very good at school, but the one thing he did learn was how to learn, and he started writing programs for the computer at the local university, much to the disdain of his teachers who told him that he would ‘never make a living out of that rubbish'. In his late teens he returned to the UK, and his parents followed him – which wasn't what he wanted because he was hoping to get away from them. His first proper job was in the computer department of an infamous Oxford publishing company, and he subsequently went on to write software for electricity control systems, and simulators for the military. He started to fly gliders and wrote programs to analyse the data from aircraft flight recorders, where he also learned to fly, and crash, lots of other types of aircraft as well – which was the best part of the job. At various times in his career he has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, and Canada, and he now lives in Scotland. Since appearing in school plays as a child he has performed almost continuously on the amateur stage, and spent a few years scuba diving. These two things have nothing to do with each other. In terms of his pedigree as an author he has written many technical manuals and filled in countless timesheets, so is well versed in the art of conjuring up works of fiction, however he has never written a novel before, especially not one that involves a blonde girl and a man with a bow and arrow, but he did once spend three weeks working in a factory that made handles for buckets.