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Bonnie Kaye

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Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes author Roger L. Chaney, LT, USN (Ret.), who enlisted in the United States Navy in Indianapolis, Indiana on Halloween Day 1979.  He reported to Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida for what would be a three-year enlistment, but twenty-three years and ten pay grades later, he retired as a Limited Duty Officer Lieutenant in San Diego, California.

Sea duty tours include a destroyer, two fast frigates, an amphibious cargo ship, an ammunition ship and an aircraft carrier. He visited over 20 countries during his naval career, serving on two admiral staffs and at numerous shore and weapons installations along the east, west and gulf coasts of the United States.'He resides in the Midwestern United States where he enjoys writing and restoring vintage Jeep vehicles.

Chaney's book Carquinez Straits is a Who-Dun-It mystery involving a United States Navy career officer in a bazaar murder and missing person’s investigation.

As his career in the Navy is winding down, Lieutenant Commander Noel Brandt reports to his new and last sea duty command aboard an aging ammunition ship USS Mount Saint Helens, commanded by a tyrant, Captain Robert (Mongo) Sutton.  Noel is determined to make the best of the situation with his commander and finds comfort in a relationship with a beautiful woman fifteen years his junior.

Noel soon finds himself under police scrutiny when Captain Sutton ends up missing, and LCDR Brandt becomes a suspect in not one, but possibly two murders.

Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '