Robert J. Mendenhall is a retired police officer, a retired Air National Guardsman, and a former Broadcast Journalist for the American Forces Network, Europe. An active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and SFF Net, he writes across genres including science fiction, crime and suspense, and the occasional horror. He lives outside Chicago with his wife and fellow writer, Claire. And many animals.  
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Captain Christopher Manning is the Provost Marshal at Early Warning Station Centauri; a listening post on a harsh planet circling the primary star of the Alpha Centauri binary system. With gravity more than three times Earth normal, sophisticated exo- skeletons are needed just to walk. For no apparent reason, the primitive Centaurans begin attacking  the compound. When one of his military police officers is murdered seemingly by a native, Manning’s investigation leads him into a web of conspiracy and betrayal, with the fate of the facility and the lives of every human soldier on the planet at stake.
“Murder on Centauri”
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© 2015 Robert J. Mendenhall
Published by Chaosium Publishing. Edited by David Conyers, David Kernot, and Jeff Harris,
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“Heart of the Matter”
Cameron is a superhero with a deteriorating heart condition, inoperable because his skin can’t be pierced and his bones can’t be broken. As his condition worsens and his heroic lifestyle increases the risk of a final, fatal coronary, a freak accident discloses a possible solution to his condition. But there will be a cost.
Appearing in CAPED, a super-hero anthology published by Local Hero Press LLC  Edited by Ian Thomas Healy 
And later in 2015:  “The Master Plan” published in THE FIFTH DI by Nomadic Delirium Press  Edited by J Alan Erwine