Lieutenant Commander Noel Brandt’s Navy
career is winding down. Brandt plans to retire and leave it all behind. He has enjoyed the travel and made friends all over
the world, but he’s paid a high price for his wandering and looks forward to a simpler life.
reports to his last sea command on an aging ammunition ship, USS Mount St. Helens, commanded by a tyrant, Captain
Robert (Mongo) Sutton. He is determined to weather the storm and finds comfort in a relationship with a beautiful womanfifteen years his junior.
As things begin to go well, LCDR Brandt comes under the scrutiny
of the police when his former commanding officer ends upmissing and Noel becomes a suspect in
not one, but possibly two murders.