Title: Coast Guard Blues
Author: Kenneth Arbogast
I found this to be an action packed adventure which takes the reader to Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula area. It highlights some of the command issues encountered every day by military Special Agents. Specifically Commanders do not like, or appreciate, that the Agents do not work for them but provide investigative services and have their own command channels. I liked the main character and his will do attitude. It was an excellent mystery and full of action.
A Coast Guard surfboat is found adrift in the Canadian waters of Lake Superior. The four-member crew is missing. The crew made no distress calls, and the boat's emergency distress beacon was not activated. Merchant freighters passing through the area reported nothing unusual. Facing other challenges from Congress and other nations, the Coast Guard's commandant summons a Coast Guard special agent to investigate the disappearance. The investigation uncovers a smuggling operation that threatens to disrupt a vital international shipping route through the Great Lakes.
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