Steaming: A Sea Story
"It's not just a job ... it's an adventure!" is the recruiting slogan of the US Navy in the mid-1970's, at the end of Vietnam. Americans have been told the war in Southeast Asia is over. Seaman Matthew Bertram, expecting a Navy enlistment of travel and adventure discovers that the war is not yet over. When he finds himself on charges for diving into Subic Bay to save his Chief's dentures, he discovers that the life of Navy adventure will take a sudden and catastrophic turn as he takes on a mission that will change his life forever. Writer Mark David Albertson brings the US Navy of the mid-70's to colorful life, exploring the world of a young sailor intent on finding adventure. Along with the fun of exploring new places, Mark paints a portrait of what it was like to be a sailor during this unusual time in history. His remarkable knack of telling a good sea story will leave readers laughing, crying, and on the edge of their seats as Mark's character experiences an adventure he never knew was coming.More info →
Spying: A Sea Story
When two sailors are murdered trying to sell classified materials to the Soviet Union, the Naval Investigative Service determines there might be a massive leak of intelligence from one navy ship. They decide the only way to investigate the possible hemorrhage of information is to place someone into the radio shack of the flagship of the Seventh Fleet Commander, the USS Oklahoma City. Because of his unique training and recent combat experience in Cambodia, the choice is clear for the NIS: Radioman Matthew "Bert" Bertram. He has the skills both as a radioman and field agent, and The NIS believes he is the only one capable of stopping the spies.
In this sequel to the praised Novel Steaming: A Sea Story, author Mark David Albertson enthralls his readers with another page-turning thriller filled with twists, turns, and surprises around every corner. Mark David Albertson takes his readers on yet another thrill-ride story of spies, treason, murder, and intrigue. Spying: A Sea Story is an adrenaline rush of quirky characters, humor, and edge-of-the-seat thrills, with plot twists nobody expects.More info →