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Publisher's Summary

JAG lawyer Sean Drummond has gotten himself in way over his head - with a case that challenges his deepest fears and a co-counselor who challenges just about everything else. Assigned to South Korea as an advocate for a gay officer accused of brutally killing the son of a South Korean war hero, Drummond is teamed up with an old law-school nemesis. Katherine Carson is a curvy, liberal, William Kunstler-like attorney with a reputation for manipulating the media on behalf of her mostly gay clients. Drummond is as distraught to be working with a woman who knows how to push all his buttons as he is to be defending this client. However, it's just this lack of political correctness that makes him the one man the CIA can trust with its disturbing secrets, and Drummond quickly learns that what appears to be an open-and-shut case is really just the top layer of a deep conspiracy.

©2002 Brian Haig (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Korean culture and the country's North/South divide play an important role in the novel's denouement, as Haig successfully kindles his powder keg of a plot." (Publishers Weekly)

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One of my favorite series-More Please!

I just love the Sean Drummond series! I don't know how Brian Haig did it and I know this book is a few years old but he wrote such complex yet utterly realistic books that sound like the storyline came directly from the headlines. His sarcasm an humor actually make me laugh, which makes people look at me kind of funny when I'm alone out in public!! Hmmmm....
In this book an Officer is charged with killing his gay lover. The evidence is so clear it appears to be an open and shut case. The prosecutor is revved up and ready to go but the accused is so convincing of his innocence that Sean believes him. What begins as a murder investigation end in something totally different but the transition is so smooth.
There is also a message in this book dealing with gays in the military. In the beginning, Sean started out slightly homophobic, I don't want to spoil how but his attitude takes a turn towards the end.
Joe Barrett does an Excellent job narrating.
This book is MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Great 2002 novel finally available in audio format

Mortal Allies is Book 2 in the 7 novel Sean Drummond series. It is a military legal thriller. Major Drummond is an experienced lawyer and JAG officer. Author Brian Haig's Sean Drummond has a wisecracking nature similar to Nelson DeMille's John Corey. It is not overdone and it keeps the listening interesting. This novel is set in South Korea in 2002 (read the publisher's summary for more details). Mortal Allies is a first rate action thriller by one of the best living authors of such novels. VERY, VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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One of Brian Haig's best!

I couldn't wait to finish it, but hated to see it go. Haig is a wonderful stiryteller

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Absolutely fantastic

Sean Drummond strikes again. Really love Brian Haigs style, wit and story construction. Joe Barrett is a Master narrator.

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Love Sean Drummond

Where does Mortal Allies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is in the top 5. I love this character. He cracks me up constantly.

Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

Sean Drummond

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Great character, and challenging twists in the plot lines.

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My favorite author of all time!!

Smart, witty, and enjoyable read, highly recommended!! My only complaint is I need a new book!

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Awesome Story and Characters

This is the first Sean Drummond book I have read and I was very pleasantly surprised. It contained everything you look for in this genre. So glad I decided to read this one and now I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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Twists and Turns

The story will keep you guessing even after the case is solved. Well done and worth your time.

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Great book, excellent narrator!

Brian Haig does a great job and has fantastic characters. Joe Barrett is one of my favorite narrators of all time, up there with George Guidall and Frank Muller.

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Could NOT finish. I tried and then tried again.

I started this series with the last book and it was great so I went back and started at the beginning. The first book was just okay. This one just goes on and on and I can't continue after struggling through the first 10 hours. I just don't care and want it to be over. So disappointed because I thought this would be a great series and it just doesn't hold up well. A lot has changed in the world since this book was written and there is a lot that makes the main character look like a backward idiot. I had to keep reminding myself that this book was written in a different era. I cannot fathom a rating of 4.7 stars, maybe the ending makes up for the rest, but I cannot seem to get there.