Robert E. “Bob” McDermott grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast, and has been around ships and the sea since childhood. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he worked in positions from ship’s officer to shipping company management, traveling widely, and living and working in a number of countries. He splits his time between the U.S. and Singapore, where he operates a marine consultancy, advising clients on ship construction and operations. Deadly Straits is his first novel.

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