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Publisher's Summary

Sean Drummond is a maverick attorney who cloaks his expertise with smart-mouthed self-deprecation and cynicism. One of the Army's most brilliant lawyers, he's also seen his share of infantry fighting, and when a military scandal causes a global outcry, the brass pick Drummond to head the investigation.

In a remote war at Europe's center, somebody has committed a cold-blooded massacre - 35 victims shot in the head at close range, execution style. The world media blames a U.S. Special Forces team assigned to the region. But Drummond can't take on faith the testimony of the accused Green Berets who protest their innocence.

Drummond uncovers a vast conspiracy of frightening proportion. And the deeper he probes, the more he discovers how duty, honor, and country can clash - in ways both deadly and heartrending.

©2001 by Brian Haig (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"Brian Haig is John Grisham in an Army uniform¿" (Jack Higgins)
"An amazing behind the scenes look at how military justice works...The real joy is Haig's writing style, a nice mix of wit and wisdom." (Nelson DeMille)

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  • George
  • VAN NUYS, CA, USA
  • 11-13-04

A FUN ENJOYABLE BOOK

I loved this and each of Haig's books. His style is enjoyable and his plots held my interest. I have listened to everything of his availible and and can't wait for his next book.
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Loved it!

Drummond is a wonderful character, especially as read by Mr. Rubinstein. What a perfect reader for this book! Wry and sarcastic and perfect for the first-person POV. Can't wait until I get another credit so i can listen to the next one!
(And I don't care that Specialist 7 doesn't exist anymore.)

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  • Murdo
  • EDINBURGHUnited Kingdom
  • 04-27-06

Splendid effort all round

I share something in common with the author of this book, apparently, in that I know absolutely nothing about the US Army. As a result, mistakes of detail didn't trouble me. The story was much more complex and interesting than I had anticipated, and the reader was brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A great story told very well

There is no better combination of Brian Haig as author and John Rubinstein as reader. The story flies!

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  • Edward
  • Flemington, NJ, USA
  • 02-24-03

Author has no clue about the US Army

When I first saw this, being an US Army veteran of 10 years, I felt it would be interesting. But after hearing someone be refered to as the rank of Specialist 7, I quickly knew there was going to be problems. This story is supposed to take place in the 1990's, well the US Army eliminated the rank of Specialist 5 and above in 1985. So that and other things (like a CWO staying in the same Special Forces A team for 17 years!) just soured this whole audio book for me, and I doubt I would ever listen to anything by this author again. He didn't do enough research for his book.

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  • Montana
  • Billings, MT, United States
  • 11-11-11

Witty and entertaining

I love Brian Haig's writing, witty and fun characters, well developed and immensely likeable. This reader doesn't always do it for me, as he lacks the witty and comedic personality I imagine when reading Haig's hard-cover, but this audio is still a good time.

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  • Carôle
  • 02-20-18

Complex, Clever and Compelling!

This is the 2nd Audio book that I have listened to by Brian Haig (of only 3 that I have found converted to audio - I hope that that changes soon, as he's written many more), Sean Drummond is an addictive character. I love his first person narrative and I love the complexities and intricacies of each case that he has to tackle.

I've never watched the TV Series JAG, so I can't compare the stories or the styles, but I feel sure that these novels dig far deeper than each episodic story can do. If you enjoy judiciary intrigue, mystery and back story, then you will love this!