N.R. Burnette was born in Port Angeles, Washington, where he grew up. At age fifteen he traveled with a drum and bugle corps across the United States, gaining his first experiences of the world. After high school he joined the US Marines, and received the Navy Achievement Medal for his work in designing a field show. His first book, Cargo Lock 5, was conceived in a small hotel room while traveling through Germany at age 31. In 2013 he released the Paphos series, a well received SF survival thriller. He made a switch to game design where he released Wolf Balls, and is now back to writing. His six kids think it is pretty cool that he can prop his television up with a book that he wrote. Most people don't get to say that about themselves.
Amid New Seattle City's post-war recovery, Detective Taylor, a self-absorbed man on his way to the top, is hurled into a spree of bizarre murders. Despite his best efforts the city boils in chaos while a mysterious killer strikes at will. In his rise to the top, Taylor discovers a terrible secret that the city's most powerful men will do anything to keep hidden. Cargo Lock 5 is a science fiction crime thriller that blends lost technologies with the corruption of man to deliver a new chapter in the genre fiction experience.