drowning in the desert Author:vivian h gembara with deborah a gembara The riveting, true story of a cover-up and the pursuit of military justice in Iraq. Several people are waiting to greet Captain Vivian Gembara when she returns home after a year long tour of duty in Iraq -- her grateful fiance and two officers are dispatched from headquarters to retrieve "the file". certainly not the homecoming she expected, b... more »ut such is life when you are in the business of soldiers behaving badly.
As a lawyer for the U.S. Army, Gembara's professional life is all about soldiers: she counsels them, investigates them, and when necessary, prosecutes them. When an Iraqi teenager's body is found floating in the Tigris River and American soldiers from3rd Brigade are believed to have been involved, she know she has a case on her hands. What she doesn't realize is just how much that case will reveal about the Army's conduct at war.
Drowning in the Desert: A JAG's Search for Justice in Iraq is both a legal thriller and a searing account of the savagery that occurs when commanders place "the fight" above all else.« less