by Tom Kelley


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Guardmount by Tom Kelley

Ex-Staff Sergeant Bojack isn't sure what he wants to do with the rest of his life, but he's pretty sure that this isn't it. Surrounded by cornfields and bored commanders and neurotic supervisors at an Indiana Air Force Base, Bojack is content to mind his own business. Set in the post Vietnam Air Force of shag rugs and gas wars, an American Airman is forced to reaffirm his principles.

In the 1970's the Strategic Air Command wasn't about to admit why they had buried a wrecked B-58 supersonic bomber in a bean field, but the discovery unleashes a string of violent incidents in and around Grissom Air Force Base. Trying to find out who did who, a female military police investigator, a state police detective, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and a pair of federal agents with an uncertain pedigree stumble across one another to solve a decade old murder. Not having killed anybody in a while, Bojack couldn't have cared less and was resigned to ride out his second and last hitch in the Air Force until a friend is murdered and the Security Police consider him a likely suspect. With the help of a cunning ex stripper, the ex staff sergeant launches an ambitious con which he hopes will flush out the real killers.

Guardmount is a tale of military women struggling with their new ERA enhanced role, a military that had been largely abandoned by the Country they fought to defend, and the values young men learn in uniform; all during a decade of tremendous upheaval, uncertainty and change. While Dick Nixon had been reigned in, Patty Hearst was still on the loose and war veterans returned home to a County they didn't recognize.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481109161
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/27/2013
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Tom Kelley, a graduate of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, grew up in the shadow of Strategic Air Command bombers. He served with the U.S. Air Force Security Police, Miami County Sheriff's Department and the Kokomo police.

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