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In the Name of Honor
In the Name of Honor
Author: Richard North Patterson
The McCarrans and the Gallaghers, two military families, have been close for decades, ever since Anthony McCarran—now one of the army's most distinguished generals—became best friends with Jack Gallagher, a fellow West Pointer who was later killed in Vietnam. Now a new generation of soldiers faces combat, and Lt. Brian McCarran, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805087741
ISBN-10: 0805087745
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 388
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Richard North Patterson is one of my favorite authors, and I was reminded again why when I read In the Name of Honor. Patterson shows why he is one of the best legal thriller writers with this tale of an Army officer who shoots his former commander after they return from Iraq. The protagonist is Captain Paul Terry, the JAG officer who is assigned to defend him shortly before he is supposed to leave the military for a plush job in New York City. Terry has to deal with his client's family and the extended family of the deceased while navigating a military court martial and probing his client's PTSD and memory loss surrounding the shooting. The plot was good and I did not see the twist of the climax coming. But as always, Patterson's strength is his finely-drawn characters and their relationships. I had a hard time putting this book down, and I anxiously await Patterson's next novel.

My only complaint is that he got some of the military details wrong, but I am also an Iraq veteran, so the average reader probably wouldn't notice the mistakes.
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A good read. Gives you a good grasp of the military justice system.