A novel of World War II, conspiracy, and murder
It is 1943 — and the unthinkable has happened: a local spotter on the remote English coastline has witnessed American pilots, returning from a bombing run, turning their guns on one of their own.
The victim and his plane are downed, and the spotter and his wife are the next targets as the rogue American planes return to strafe their home, their livestock, with such force and purpose that it is a miracle anyone survives.
What could cause decorated leaders of men to kill their brother-in-arms and then viciously attack Allied civilians? For JAG Lieutenant Harry Voss, the investigation will become his personal war, igniting a series of revelations that detonate up the chain of command and threaten Harry's career — and then his life. The Advocate
is a page-turning look at honor, loyalty, and the secrets that even victory can breed. It probes the age-old question that every serving man and woman fears: In battle, is murder a crime?
"Certain to be one of the year's big hits."
— Publishers Weekly
"Excellent. Rich in detail and conspiracy."
— San Antonio Express News
"An outstanding thriller."
"Give this one an A+."
— Library Journal
"Tightly written and thought-provoking."
— The Denver Post
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Officer of the Court
Coming in hardcover on August 28, 2001, from Bantam Books