Very good book full of intrigue and suspense. Weak on romantic ending but as this is not a romance story....
Two attornies oppose each other in a trial of Navy chaplains (influenced by radical Islamic clerics) accused of inciting sailors to acts of terrorism against USA.
Excellent book ... I look forward to reading others by this author.
Easy reading. Pretty simplistic and predictable.
This is an OK legal thriller about a young navy attorney named Zack Brewer. Zacks life changes in a hurry when he wins a high profile case and is offered his dream career and another high profile case that is crucial to national security. Terrorists have infiltrated the U.S. Navy to cripple the nations defenses from the inside and Zack is tasked with trying them in military court.
his fiction was written in 2005, but given recent events, it is amazing how true this story can be. This is a quick, easy read which concentrates on courtroom drama, not character development. Although there is some violence perpetrated by the terrorists, the author does not go into gory details.
The story is good, but there are a few problems I had with the plot. The first half of the book deals with a rape trial and I believe there are some things left unresolved there and the author just moves on to the next trial. The terrorism trial details are glossed over and needed much more development.
I enjoyed the story and wanted to keep reading the book, but the suspense did not wow me.
I agree with the other reviewer that stated the rape trial left a number of unresolved issues and jumped into the trial of the terrorists too quickly and did not fully develop that trial. This might have been better as two separate stories. Also, his use of military terms by having his career military characters state complete terms rather than use the commonly used acronyms, i.e. Naval Criminal Investigative Service vs NCIS, was cumbersome and distracting. If the author was concerned the reader would be unfamiliar with the terms he could have put a listing or glossary at the front of the book.