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)
Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey.
I really enjoyed this one. This book suggests the sword of damocles theory how people in positions of power are always under constant threat. The President's chopper crashes and the expected media frenzy ensues, the manufacturer of the chopper is the obvious scape goat so a court battle follows while evidence is covered up and a the real story wreaks of conspiracy. The action starts right from the first page, and I was hard-pressed to find one dull moment. Always on the edge of my seat, the narrative is fast paced and free flowing. The only criticism I have is regarding some of the chapters in the first half. This book reads like an abridged version. sometimes, the chapters would just stop! The author tries to make it suspensefull by cutting the chapter off, mid-sentence, but it gives an unfinished impression. I was quite surprised at this. Having said that, the Narrator does a brilliant job with tones and accents, etc. It is very well read, and an exciting story to listen to.
Huston does it again with this wonderful book. Full of suspense and unexpected turns that are both fantastic and plausible. This is a great book that's well read by the narrator.
I went into listening to this book with high hopes. Adveture, mystery, the Marines...how could it go wrong? Well, I found out. The story is okay, but by the end of the book, I really didn't feel anything for any of the characters, except for the P.I. who was killed, and we only learn about that peripherally. Overall, I think that it had good bones, but the meat just wasn't there.
Definitly. This book will remain in my library for a long time to enjoy again and again
This was NOT my favorite book from audible. I got it during the paperback sale on a lark. It's a decent book, with some strong central characters. However, the ending really irritated me. The main story was wrapped up, but all of the parallel lines of smaller stories were just left hanging. When I was teaching speech I would have counted off for the "psychological noise" factor.
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!
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 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.
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