THE U.S. NAVY’S BILLION-DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF DRONES LANDS TWO NAVY JAG OFFICERS IN THE GUN SIGHTS OF A KILLER.
Caroline is just getting her feet wet at the prestigious Code 13, but is thankful for at least one familiar face—her old flame, P.J. MacDonald. He loops her into the assignment he is currently working on—the legality of a proposed drone-sharing contract with Homeland Security that would allow the sale of drones for domestic surveillance. The contractor wants a legal opinion clearing the contract for congressional approval. But the mob wants the proposal dead-on-arrival.
When P.J. is gunned down in cold blood and a second JAG officer is killed, one thing becomes clear: whoever is ordered to write the legal opinion on the drones becomes a target. Which is exactly why Caroline goes to her commanding officer and volunteers to write the legal opinion herself. She is determined to avenge P.J.’s death and trap the killer, even if that means making herself a target.
It is a deadly game of Russian roulette for the sake of justice, but Caroline is determined to see it through, even if it costs her life.
Brown's intriguing second Navy JAG thriller (after 2015's Detained) follows Lt. Cmdr. Caroline McCormick from shipboard duty to the Pentagon's Code 13, the legal brain trust of the U.S. Navy, and into a harrowing personal and professional mission. Caroline's new assignment reunites her with former lover Lt. Cmdr. P.J. MacDonald, who has been ordered to render a legal opinion on the constitutionality of Project Blue Jay, a proposed massive drone surveillance program that would be run by the Navy but under partial control of the Department of Homeland Security. Multiple factions have large stakes in the outcome, including Airflite CEO Richardson DeKlerk, whose company would get the drone contract, and gangster Phillip D'Agostino, whose smuggling operations might be curtailed. Brown addresses the serious constitutional issues raised by the domestic use and control of drones, but readers should be prepared for corrupt, spineless politicians and other stock characters in an entry sure to please the author's many fans.