The stakes are high . . . and the entire world is waiting for the verdict. The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder. Only three years out of law school, Zack has already made a name for himself, winning the coveted Navy Commendation medal. Just coming off a high-profile win, this case will challenge the very core of Zack’s skills and his Christian beliefs—beliefs that could cost him the case and his career. With Diane Colcernian, his staunchest rival, as assistant prosecutor, Zack takes on internationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyer Wells Levinson. And when Zack and Diane finally agree to put aside their animosity, it causes more problems than they realize.
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Fun Read, Handled Well
I was a little skeptical about how Mr. Brown would handle the religious underpinnings at first. The tension between the Islamic and Christian faiths is definitely real world thing and a taboo topic in most arenas. Don all but forces the reader to judge their own character and how they would react if placed in similar situations as the characters. There’s some tacky almost over-the-top Christian references and statements every now and then but it’s easy to let slide because the plot is both enlightening and action-filled. For some reason, the book had me looking for a single main character but Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian are almost equally given attention. There is a lot of jumping around as the setting takes place throughout the United States and even some of the Middle East at different times. It’s easy enough to follow along if you read the chapter headlines that detail the location and time of events (but beware there is a lot of scene changes). The book is filled with politics, religion, military, faith, God, and (to my surprise) even a good love story (though obvious but most are). Overall, it was an exceptionally fun read, and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Excellent read. As a Christian traveling frequently for a living, Don Brown's books are a God send. Great characters. Good story with Compelling plots, I often have difficulty putting these down. Keep 'em coming!