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Chief: A Thriller

Roger L. Blakely, Jr.

Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-145751-838-6
List Price: 13.95
Category: Fiction
Available: March 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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All Artemus Newton wanted after 32 years in the Army was a nice, quiet retirement. That’s not going to happen. Fifty year old Army Chief Warrant Officer Artemus Newton has just retired after a long and mostly lackluster career sitting behind desks at different assignments around the world. Now Artemus Newton and his cat Gus have moved to a comfortable apartment at a far northwestern suburb of Chicago and he is looking forward to a peaceful retirement living off his Army pension, supplemented by a less stressful part time job. Newton’s quiet life doesn’t stay quiet for long, though. Sinister forces are planning the largest terror attack on American soil in history and they are converging on a target nearby. Guess who has to stop them.

Roger Blakely is an Army Chief Warrant Officer, currently assigned to the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Roger spent six months at an Army airfield in Kuwait, 9 miles from the Iraq border during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the desert.
Roger has been in the Army for over thirty-two years with assignments in Germany, Kuwait, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Alabama and other interesting places and draws upon his extensive military background when writing his novels.