In the Name of Honor

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100124855
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427209481
Narrator/s: John Bedford Lloyd
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Home from Iraq, a lieutenant kills his commanding officer-was it self-defense or premeditated murder? An enthralling novel of suspense about the high cost of war and secrets The McCarrans and the Gallaghers, two military families, have been close for decades, ever since Anthony McCarran-now one of the army's most distinguished generals-became best friends with Jack Gallagher, a fellow West Pointer who was later killed in Vietnam. Now a new generation of soldiers faces combat, and Lt. Brian McCarran, the general's son, has returned from a harrowing tour in Iraq. Traumatized by wartime experiences he will not reveal, Brian depends on his lifelong friendship with Kate Gallagher, Jack's daughter, who is married to Brian's commanding officer in Iraq, Capt. Joe D'Abruzzo. But since coming home, D'Abruzzo also seems changed by the experiences he and Brian shared-he's become secretive and remote. Tragedy strikes when Brian shoots and kills D'Abruzzo on their army post in Virginia. Brian pleads self-defense, claiming that D'Abruzzo, a black-belt martial artist, came to his quarters, accused him of interfering with his marriage, and attacked him. Kate supports Brian and says that her husband had become violent and abusive. But Brian and Kate have secrets of their own, and now Capt. Paul Terry, one of the army's most accomplished young lawyers, will defend Brian in a high-profile court-martial. Terry's co-counsel is Meg McCarran, Brian's sister, a brilliant and beautiful attorney who insists on leaving her practice in San Francisco to help save her brother. Before the case is over, Terry will become deeply entwined with Meg and the McCarrans-and learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest of souls.

Original Publish Date: Jun 29, 2010

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00094896
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781429951043

Professional reviews

"Patterson's thriller, his best to date, has it all--including a superb narrator in John Bedford Lloyd. The complex story involves two military families who are coping with post-combat stress and its effect on their family members returned from the war in Iraq. At the heart of the story is Brian McCarran, who is accused of killing his commander after having an affair with his wife. But there's much more to this story, and Lloyd is adept at portraying the numerous characters involved. There's Brian's straitlaced father, who is also the Army's chief of staff, and Brian's sister, who begins a relationship with his defense counsel, Terry--a terrific lawyer. Lloyd is at his best in the multiple courtroom scenes as he differentiates the numerous characters. This is a real winner, thanks to both writer and reader--as well as the bonus of an unexpected ending. A.L.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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