In The Name Of Honor: A Thriller

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home From Iraq, A Lieutenant Kills His Commanding Officer—was It Self-defense Or Premeditated Murder?

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bestseller Patterson (eclipse) Explores The Concept Of Honor—and How Men And Women Can Sometimes Embody And Sometimes Blacken This Lofty Concept—in This Riveting Legal Thriller. When Lt. Brian Mccarran Shoots And Kills His Superior Officer, Capt. Joe D'abruzzo, At Fort Bolton In Northern Virginia Soon After They Return From A Tour In Iraq, 31-year-old Capt. Paul Terry, Of The Army's Jag Corps, Defends The Lieutenant. That The Accused Is The Son Of Legendary Gen. Anthony Mccarran, The Current Army Chief Of Staff, Makes It An Especially Sensitive Court-martial. To Complicate Matters, Joe Was Married To Kate Gallagher, The General's Goddaughter And Lifelong Friend Of Brian And The Mccarran Family. Sparks Fly After Brian's Gorgeous Older Attorney Sister, Meg, Insists On Working With Paul. As Always, Patterson Chooses To Deal With Difficult Themes, This Time Ptsd And The War In Iraq. This Is Superior Genre Fiction From A Writer At The Top Of His Game. (june)

Author : Richard North Patterson

Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks

Published Year : 2011

Format : Mass Market Paperback, 608 pages

Dimensions : 4.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

ISBN : 0312946406

ISBN13 : 9780312946401

Overview :

Anthony McCarran, one of the army’s most distinguished generals, was devastated by the loss of his longtime friend Jack Gallagher, who was killed in Vietnam. For years, the McCarran and Gallagher families have remained close, watching a new generation of soldiers face combat. Today, the general’s son Lt. Brian McCarran is back from Iraq. Traumatized by the experience, there’s only one person Brian wishes to confide in: Kate Gallagher.

As the daughter of a fallen soldier, Kate understands the pain of war. But as the wife of Brian’s commanding officer, the volatile and shell-shocked Capt. Joe D’Abruzzo, there’s only so much Kate can do to offer comfort—and only so many secrets Brian can share…

Tragedy strikes when Brian shoots and kills D’Abruzzo on their army post in Virginia after a bitter confrontation. Now, in a high-profile court-martial, Brian must face old demons and new enemies as he fights to prove his innocence with the help of Paul Terry, one of the army’s most accomplished lawyers; Terry’s co-counsel, who happens to be Brian’s sister, Meghan; and Kate’s unwavering support. But before the case is over, Brian will learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest of souls—and hardest of hearts.