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"Mike Blackstone: NIS Special Agent -
Assignment:  Naples Italy"

This is the story of the fictional NIS naval officer, Special Agent Mike Blackstone, who was assigned to Naples, Italy in the 1980's.  Follow him from the 60's U.S. Navy Boot Camp to assignments on navy ships and in squadrons culminating with his commissioning as a naval Intelligence Officer and assignment as an NIS Special Agent in Naples, Italy. 

Three exciting chapters of this novel contain details of Special Agent Blackstone's dramatic adventures in Naples, Italy such as Operation Red Blanket dealing with the Red Brigades; and run of the mill criminal investigations that sometimes don't end up so run of the mill.  And of course there is the drama of romance. 

These are just three chapters. 
Buy the book and read the rest.

The book is
$15.95 --- $12.95 plus $3.00 S/H

For anyone wishing to support Craig with his first novel, you can
purchase by making your checks payable to:
 Craig Elliott
1351 N. Shore Drive, Southport, NC 28461

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This is a short brief for my novel: Mike Blackstone, NIS S/A, Assignment: Naples, Italy.

From 1981 to 1983, I was assigned to the NIS Resident Agency in Naples, Italy as a naval officer Special Agent.

The book has been described as a Fictive Autobiography in that my adventures as a NIS S/A formed the basis for the book with some fictional items thrown in.

My book can be found at DeeGees Books and Gifts in Morehead City NC, The Next Chapter Books & Art in New Bern, NC.

It has received much publicity in various local print media, online sources and a radio spots. I believe the popularity of TV’s NCIS with Mark Harmon has had a very positive effect.

Additionally, I had an article printed in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Association (NCISA) quarterly magazine titled; A Naval Officer’s Recollection of his Military Time with NIS

In addition to the reviews contained on the back cover, I recently received one from a retired Superior Court Judge stating; “Loved the book.”

In 2016, I was the featured speaker at:

  • The Pamlico County NC Library
  • The Oriental Rotary meeting in Oriental, NC
  • Book signing and guest speaker at the quarterly meeting of the NCISA North Carolina chapter in Swansboro, NC.
  • A Wine Tasting and book signing and sale at the Nautical Wheelers’ Store in Oriental, NC
  • A book signing and sale at DeeGees Books and Gifts in Morehead City
  • September 20th at the Primetime ‘lunch and learn’ in Oriental
  • October 15th Book Signing & Sale at Oriental’s Front Porch Music Festival
  • The New Bern Library in November

In 2017, I have been the featured speaker at:

  • January 9th at the Greenville NC Rotary meeting
  • January 17th at the Tidewater Chapter meeting of the NCISA in Norfolk, Va.
  • March 30th at the Southport/Oak Island Library NC
  • April 20th at the Calabash NC Library
  • Leland NC Library
  • Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop in Southport, NC
  • North Myrtle Beach SC Library

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