Dead Man Seated - coverIt is the year 2018, and Dead Man Seated is poised to charm all visitors to the Washington, D.C. Naval Yard. With audacious aplomb, the dynamic Adm. Downey Armstrong is called to arms by Madam President to solve a collection of questionable undercover tasks occurring at the Yard. Downey’s solution is to dump on his go-to buddy, Capt. Mark Christian and his newly married grand-nephew, Jack Armstrong.

While Jack’s newest undercover team untangles skulduggery at the nation’s highest level, the fine print describes Jack and Annie’s camaraderie along with their foray into embezzling and murder laced intricately together with an overkill amount of romance. Mystery lovers who enjoyed Jack and Annie’s dramatic climax in Ten Days To Die For may think they know the ‘who or what’ in Dead Man Seated, but remember reader, Yogi Bera said it best: “It ain’t over til’ it’s over.”

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From the Prologue

Never slowing their run for dear life, the two figures reached the end of the emergency-lit hall, and without aforethought, they turned left instead of right. In a flash, the interlopers were crashing through the exit door. While mind over matter powered their escape, the two darkly clad persons fled headlong into the night; unsure whether they ran from the mind-numbing, whooping noise or toward the waiting arms of safety.

The seasoned CIA agent realized the next moves had better be to avoid capture. Despite their shrieking noise predicament, burglarizing the Washington, D.C. Naval Yard was about to reign military terror on the two transgressors that spread far and wide, and politically speaking, upward.

From the Book

The CIA ‘Suit,’ flanked by a Major’s and Lieutenant’s shiny brass uniformed auras, appeared to be the official triumvirate ordered to ‘mess with their prey.’ What the triumvirate wondered was whether Adm. Lynn Kamon bought into their impressive stature; let alone her awareness they were indirect envoys of Admiral Armstrong.

Greeted at the door wearing her full suit of military regalia, it appeared Lynn Kamon also had a few preset notions. Arnold wondered if admirals carried a sword because the sight before him sure reeked of a beheading awaiting the thumbs down verdict.

To the contrary, the masculine alliance standing before her was formidable and gave the wee woman a bit of pause. One could say with all the outward pomp and circumstance flouted about; the result was a draw. They overwhelmed each other.

Loved this book!

This was a joy to read. Loved the story and the story within. Hopefully there will be more stories to come!

Janette Tidwell Dead Man Seated January 27, 2019

Bravo! Keep writing stories!

Wow! Mrs. Monaldi has done it again. Loved the story in a story! She's such a talented writer. I hope there will be more stories from this wonderful lady.

L. Christianson Dead Man Seated March 16, 2019

Another home run

Loved reading Dead Man Seated. Really enjoyed learning more about Annie, Jack, and the rest of the posse! Please keep us informed about all of them in the future!

Deb Dead Man Seated March 18, 2019

An intriguing bed time novel!

The chapters were just the right length to read a few and still be able to pick it up the following night. A mystery giving the right number of clues to keep you wondering if you have solved it and then keeps you reading to see if you are the detective you think you are.

N. Henderson (a Scottish fan) Dead Man Seated April 11, 2019

They’re back!

The same crew of characters that kept us entertained on the high seas in Ten Days To Die For are sleuthing it up in DC's Naval Yard. If you're looking for a fast-paced, fast read, this is it! And, if you enjoyed Jack and Annie's escapades in the last book, this one is even better! Grab the book, settle in for a great escape, and enjoy the ride! Of course, I give this book 5 stars.

BanD Dead Man Seated April 13, 2019