Golden Quill Award
Best Suspense Novel of the Year Nominee, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award
Best Mainstream Suspense Novel of the Year Finalist, Daphne Du Maurier Award
Top Pick Award – Romantic Times
Military attorney, Captain Tracy Keener, is forced to defend Special Operations officer, Captain Adam Burke: a man accused of leading his team into an active bombing range during a readiness exercise, causing their deaths.
Adam claims he’d acted under direct orders. But had he? His superior officers say no, and Adam finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that involves chemical weapons–weapons someone used them against his team.
Guilty or Innocent?
Does it really matter when even his own attorney doesn’t believe him?
Too soon, they both discover no one can be trusted. In matters like this, the first victim is truth. And when they insist on seeking truth anyway, they’re marked for death.
The proverbial clock is ticking. Who will live long enough to reveal the truth–and will it have anything to do with the truth they sought… or are they pawns trapped in a much larger web? One with the potential to kill not just them but millions of people they swore an oath to serve, defend and protect?