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Dead Reckoning

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A young woman investigator goes undercover aboard a small US Navy ship to find out why its crew members are disappearing one by one. Not knowing whom she can trust, Janelle “Spurs” Sperling encounters high seas, drugs, sexism, homophobia, love and murder aboard a ship of horrors before discovering the real danger. She is thrown into non-stop, life-threatening situations as ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published July 29th 2002 by Xlibris Corporation (first published January 1st 2001)
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Jul 01, 2012 Tobius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book, it had a lot of twists and turns in it, right up to the end of the book, this is my kind of book, lots of intrest and intrigue..
One of the best reads I have read for a long time..
May 25, 2014 Cheryl rated it liked it
Since she's an admiral's daughter and was once a Navy cadet, a female NCIS agent is put undercover on a ship to find out what happened to a dead crewman. She's supposed to be one of several women assigned for the first time to the ship. However, the other women's orders are delayed and she's by herself.

When it turns out other sailors have strangely gone AWOL, she begins to suspect a conspiracy among the crew members. Even the one person she's supposed to be able to trust, might not be what he s
Oct 30, 2013 Jenna rated it it was amazing
A well-written action mystery. The protagonist Janelle Sperling or "Spurs" is a kicked-ass woman trying to solve the enigma of the death and disappearance of the U.S navy on board USS Atchison. Somehow, there's a drug involvement with the higher rank navy officer on board the frigate Atchison that causes the higher ranking officer to sent agent Spurs as undercover Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent to catch the culprit.
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Sep 15, 2011 Michael Watson rated it really liked it
Good naval story with strong female lead character.
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I am a fulltime thriller novelist, living in the Kansas City metro area with my golden retriever, Jazzy Brass. I’ve taught novel-writing for several community colleges, worked over twenty years for the BNSF Railway, and I am a former US Marine Recon Scout, Super Squad team leader, parachutist, marksmanship coach and troop handler. I enjoys SCUBA, sailing, snow skiing and being with my kids and gra ...more
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