Nathanael Miller is a retired Chief Mass Communication Specialist who enjoyed a rich and wildly varied career in the U.S. Navy. Graduating from Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida, Nathanael attended community college before earning his bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University. He worked briefly at the Museum of Florida History until state budget cuts eliminated the position. He enlisted in the Navy in late 1997.
His first assignment was as a yeoman attached to VQ-2 in Rota, Spain, in 1998. While at VQ-2, Nathanael’s photography talents placed him in the squadron’s public affairs office. Upon graduating the Basic Still Photography course at the Defense Information School in August 2000, he was assigned as a technician maintaining the reconnaissance cameras and associated systems aboard the F-14D Tomcats of VF-213.
Nathanael went on to serve on Guam, teach at the Defense Information School, join the crew of USS Ponce (LPD 15), and finally hold several positions at the Navy Public Affairs Support Element (NPASE) East in Norfolk, Virginia. Completing his master’s degree in history in 2016, Nathanael retired from active duty in late 2017. He briefly served as a federal civilian for the Navy, accepting an 18-month term position as the staff writer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport, in Washington State, before going independent as a novelist and blogger.
Murder strikes down a sailor on board USS Ponce! Chief Petty Officer Isaac Shepherd, the Navy’s ‘Accidental Detective,’ returns to his old ship, hot on the trail of the killer. Partnering with NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray, the two detectives uncover more than murder; they reveal a threat to the security of the United States!
The second book in the Accidental Detective series sees the Accidental Detective racing to stop a serial killer’s bloody rampage through Norfolk, Virginia. Navy Chief Petty Officer Isaac Shepherd is up to his rank insignia preparing to retire from active duty when he and his unofficial partner, NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray, launch their quest to halt the rapacious Norfolk Murderer, an amoral killer enacting a deadly vendetta against Shepherd.