Two main settings for the story. Setting one: a US Navy aircraft carrier. Pete Adler, a brand new commanding officer is taking his honking big ship to sea for the first time. Aircraft carrier CO. He thinks he's hit the big time. What he actually finds that day, however, may be the end of his career.
Setting two: the CO is haunted by memories of a cold, aloof father. We flashback to a small Missouri farming town to meet the father and Petey growing up.
The book just went to production. It should be available soon.