Author – Scott Black
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Military Thriller
294 Pages and 96,400 words
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 5/20/16
My impressions: dark, devious, insane, psychopath, bad management choice.
Lockdown is a peacetime naval story of revenge against an obnoxious superior officer. A vicious murder is committed during a raging hurricane while the USS Miller is at sea.
Tyler West is the main character and the lead petty officer of the small contingent of men in the hull repair technician's group.
After the officer is brutally murdered rumors abound, both false and true. The ship is placed on lockdown and the crew is confined to their sleeping compartments during their free time. Tempers soon flare due to the close confinement and Tyler's friends begin to cast suspicion on each other.
A team of investigators is air-lifted to the ship during the storm to interview crew members to gather information to determine the killer's identity and facilitate a confession.
Aside from the effort to catch a killer, members of the crew, enlisted and officers, find themselves dealing with their own personal emotions and short comings.
The editing of Lockdown is good, character development is excellent, research is thorough, and the plot is complex and intense.
I highly recommend this compelling story, especially to folks who like military plots.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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