The Death of Lifeguards
About the Book
The funeral service of an old friend, co-worker and college roommate is the back drop of a forty year mystery. Former Seaside Heights Lifeguard and Ocean County Prosecutors Office Investigator, Bobby Jamison passes away at his new home in southern Alabama, as he was approaching his mid-sixties. At the memorial service in Seaside Park, New Jersey, old colleagues gather to celebrate his life. The collages and arrays of photographs and memorabilia throughout the room draw those mourners back to the days many years earlier when one of their own died under suspicious circumstances involving Jamison’s widow. Bobby’s death and the celebration of his life by those mourners finally brings a belated close to the summer of 1968. This is a tragic love story spanning decades, when the lives of each of the old friends were greatly changed due to those few years in the mid to late 1960’s. The war in Vietnam, the social unrest, the civil rights movement and the heartbreaking, world changing events of that time all play a role in the ultimate outcome of the lives of each of those lifeguards.
About the Author
Roger Kriney is a 32 year law enforcement professional who spent several years working undercover with the DEA's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After 25 years with the Dover Township Police Department, Toms River, NJ, he worked at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office until his retirement in 2012. After graduation from the University of Charleston's Morris Harvey College in 1968 and attending graduate school it Montclair State University and Seton Hall University he was an ocean lifeguard, a US Army medic, a personnel manager and a business/ human resources consultant before embarking on his law enforcement career. Roger has two children and five grandchildren. He lives at the New Jersey Shore with his wife, Marla. He is an avid hiker, outdoor photographer, environmental activist and writer. His first novel "New Age Cowboys" was published by Authorhouse in 2008