Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America on behalf of the First Lady.
Nolan knows that to win his case, he has to find out what really caused Marine One to crash and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about.
©2009 James W. Huston; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Nonstop legal suspense at its best."(Publishers Weekly)
Listening while I run.
I know many enjoyed this book - but didn't work for me. The story (mystery) was not compelling and characters were dull. Try 'Term Limits' or other Vince Flynn is you like assassinations and helicopters.
What a terrific Audible book! The narration was fantastic and the story, compelling. I couldn't stop listening - even while I was brushing my teeth! Highly recommended!
Likable hero, believable story, thrilling action, and superb voice.
Now I have to look up other books narrated by Joe Barrett. Great reader!
Better than Grisham
Reminds me of Presumed Innocent
He really captured the essence of the character
It made me listed to it all hours of day and night and then I was sad when I finished it
Great book to listen to in car with family of boys!
I would recommend to readers (listeners) who enjoy the legal procedural in the Grisham style. Hotshot young (or early middle-age) lawyer type in a small but skilled firm is faced with a huge case that all the legal beagles think they can't handle, and who happens to fly the same helicopter type as the President. And who is a former Marine. There are twists and turns all the way through, but they feel like we've been here before. The most interesting aspect was the discussion of helicopters, how they work, their manufacture, and the deconstruction of a crash.
Joe's performance was able and did not get in the way of the material. The pomposity of the antagonist lawyer was great, bringing to mind some of the biggest stuffed shirts of all time.
Overall this is a very good, but not great, story. It felt like it was trying for the tension of a Clancy or Flynn, but sort of missed the mark. The resolution felt too Hollywood, and the repercussions not fully followed through. Often times the epilogue is the most interesting and impactful.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Four stars across the board, even though the story is a little bit of a stretch. Isn't that the case with most courtroom fiction? What I liked about the book was the courtroom drama and the legal wrangling between the major players. The back and forth tactical approach was a great listen.
What I didn't like so much was the rather one-dimensional characters. . . they just weren't that compelling. I didn't find myself rooting for the good guys, nor really disliking the bad guys and it didn't even bother me that a key character was killed. Had all the characters been a bit more developed, I might have cared more and it would have been the perfect court room drama.
As it was, this book is good but not great.
The "Hero" keeps his cards very close to his chest, which can be a bit annoying, as it certainly drags the story on, but overall, this is a well-narrated story with interesting twists. Helps if you are interested in helicopters!
What a wonderful story. Joe Barrett performed it beautifully, with clear voices from each of the characters. I think I drove a few extra miles just because I couldn't bear to stop listening at times. As a professional aviator and helicopter pilot myself, it was also quite nice to finally encounter a book where the aviation pieces are generally accurate.
Never read or listened to Huston before but it was suggested and I'm glad I tried him on for evaluation. I'll definitely check him out again. The story seemed to go left, then it went right, up then down. The ending was perfect and the story was good. I give this one a thumbs up.
I enjoyed this book. Not too drawn out...kept my interest all the way through. Narrator was excellent as well.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
Not at all, I have read many and I have found them to be informative. Reading how a man or woman becomes who they are and how much they strived to be their best in their service to America helps me to better understand books written by such authors as Brett Battles and Simon Vance. I do enjoy series.
Absolutely. His narration was so good that he made the book even more enjoyable to listen to.
While writing this review, I cannot think of any character that does not make the book enjoyable.
Buy the book, sit back and be ready for a great listen.
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