JAG Officer Zack Brewer's prosecution of three terrorists posing as Navy chaplains was called the "court martial of the century" by the press. Now, with the limelight behind him, all Zack wants to do is forget. But the radical Islamic organization behind the chaplains has a long memory - and a thirst for revenge.
Now the Navy has a need for Zack that eclipses all else. When an unthinkable act of aggression brings Israel and its Arab neighbors to the brink of war, Zack and co-counsel Diane Colcernian are called to the case of a lifetime. As leading nations focus their gaze upon these two, other eyes are watching as well.
Zack and Diane are in harm's way.
A kidnapping, an ultimatum...and suddenly, Zack faces an impossible choice. If he loses this case, the world could explode into war. If he wins, his partner - the woman he loves - will die. And Zack himself may not survive to make the decision.
©2005 Don Brown; (P)2008 Zondervan
Since I problems reading for any length of time audio books are my salvation. This format satisfies my Jones for a good book and I enjoy it very much. The print version is probably wonderful but not an option for me anymore.
I think that I enjoyed the kind of dark mood the author sets. Some of it is hard to listen too but it is all very enjoyable. No bulletproof red white and blue here. The book exposes how vulnerable we as a nation can be and why we are that way. Makes me proud of my country and proud of my service to it.
This was a first for me James Adams is a great reader. I enjoyed him thoroughly.
If I were going to make a film of this book it would be,
This book skirts corny but never quite crosses over, I didn't like some things about the the book but none of what didn't like was about the writing the performance or the story, what I didn't like was mainly about the plot and how exposed and vulnerable it makes me feel about my country.
Whlie the narrator does a good job, I don't understand why someone with a distinctly British/Canadian accent would be selected to read a story with primarily American characters. Hearing "schedule" pronounced as "shedule" was only one of the many things that disconcerted me with the narration. It's like listening to Gone With The Wind read by someone with a heavy Boston accent.
"Hostage: Navy Justice Book 2"
This not the genre of fiction which I would normally choose to read or listen to and I have to admit that I did find it a bit heavy going and somewhat fragmented in places. However, I did stick with it to the end and the end was probably worth the effort. However, I don't think that I would return to this author. Mr Brown certainly knows his onions but it just isn't really my thing. The narration is, by the by, excellent
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