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Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: Naval Justice
From a murder in Paris to a courtroom in California to a terrorist camp in the Gobi Desert, Don Browns follow-up to Treason and Hostage plunges into a suspense-filled journey of danger, duty, and hope. The Commanders Bodyguard is Shannon McGilverry, a crack NCIS agent assigned to protect Navy JAG Officer Zack Brewer. Zack is being hunted by terrorists, stalked by a psychopath, and is working his way through a perilous, politically-charged trial. When another Navy JAG officer is murdered, its clear that Zack is in harms way. As his bodyguard, Shannon must do more than protect Zack. She also must set aside her growing feelings for the brilliant attorney and investigate rumors that the love of his life, Diane Colcerninan, may still be alive. Zack finds himself in need of his faith more than ever as Navy SEALS launch a daring rescue attempt that has the potential to trigger World War III.
Don Brown is the author of Thunder in the Morning Calm, The Malacca Conspiracy, The Navy Justice Series, and The Black Sea Affair, a submarine thriller that predicted the 2008 shooting war between Russia and Georgia. Don served five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, which gave him an exceptional vantage point into both the Navy and the inner workings "inside-the-beltway" as an action officer assigned to the Pentagon. He left active duty in 1992 to pursue private practice, but remained on inactive status through 1999, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He and his family live in North Carolina, where he pursues his passion for penning novels about the Navy. www.donbrownbooks.com Facebook: Don-Brown
In Paris, attorney Jeanette L'Enfant smiles as she answers the phone, expecting to hear from the man she plans to marry, Jean-Claude la Trec. Instead she hears terrorists demanding that he tell them where she is. Then she hears him murdered. She flees with the terrorists close behind.
In Hawaii, Lieutenant Commander Zack Brewer, America's most famous JAG lawyer receives a recall to San Diego. His life is in danger in part because he's tried two internationally acclaimed cases dealing with terrorists, and in part because he's so drop-dead handsome that women swoon over him and his pictures have become common in the gossip tabloids, much to his chagrin. The swooning women include the NCIS agent detailed to protect him, Shannon McGillvery.
Assigned to a case to try a SEAL who made a homosexual assault on other SEALs aboard a submarine, Zack becomes the target, perhaps literally, for the presidential candidate, Eleanor Claxton. She leaps forward to defend the SEAL in public in order to boost her poll ratings in San Francisco.
After Zack advises the defendants' newly graduated JAG lawyer, she asks to meet with him following Claxton's meeting with the SEAL. However, the meeting never takes place because Zack finds her dead at their meeting place. And Shannon fears that Zack may be next.
As she follows leads, Shannon discovers that Diane may still be alive, but how can she convince the brass to believe the evidence? How can they find Diane, and what price will her love for Zack lead Shannon to pay?
A former JAG officer, Don Brown has written an exciting third story for The Navy Justice Series. Except for Zack's being so outrageously handsome, the characters feel authentic. The plot moves along rapidly. Brown displays a good knowledge of international tensions, alliances, and undercurrents. Eleanor Claxton bears a striking resemblance in personality to an actual candidate running for president, adding to the sense of authenticity. With its combination of action and romance, men and women should both be able to enjoy this story.
Brown has left some plot threads dangling, so we may hope to read another in this series soon. Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Murder Trial, Stalker, Daring Rescure Mission Adventure ThrillerAugust 12, 2015VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Don Brown in his new book, Defiance Book Three in the Navy Justice series published by Zondervan gives us an adventure with Zack Brewer.
From the back cover: JAG Officer Zack Brewer faces another high profile caseand a mission he hopes will rescue the best part of his past.
From a murder in Paris to a courtroom in California to a terrorist camp in the Gobi Desert, Don Browns follow-up to Treason and Hostage plunges into a suspense-filled journey of danger, duty, and hope.
Shannon McGilverry, an NCIS agent, has been assigned to protect Navy JAG Officer Zack Brewer. Zack is being hunted by terrorists, stalked by a psychopath, and is working his way through a perilous, politically-charged trial. When another Navy JAG officer is murdered, its clear how close the noose is to tightening around Zacks own neck.
And now the rumors surface that Zacks ex-cocounsel, Diane Colcerninan, may still be alive. Determined to risk everything to find her, Zack finds himself in need of his faith more than ever as Navy SEALS launch a daring rescue attemptone with the potential to trigger World War III.
If you thought the first two books in this series were exciting then you are certainly in for a treat. Defiance is the best so far! Don Brown knows how to write a perfect thriller. First there is the murder of an international attorney. Then Zack has to deal with the posturing of a power-hungry politician. In the meantime Zack has an NCIS agent protecting him from the schemes of a psychotic stalker. To top it all off there is the high-stakes drama of a daring rescue mission. Here is what I recommend: eat dinner early, go to the bathroom, make your popcorn and turn off all your phones. You are not going to want to be disturbed while you are reading and you will want to finish the book before you go to bed. The action flies in this book and the suspense builds and builds with each page. All I can say is that you will be riveted as you flip pages as fast as you can read. You will not be disappointed. I recommend this book with enthusiasm.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
FranJacksonville, FLAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Read!January 3, 2011FranJacksonville, FLAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Loved this book and the ones preceding it. This series has been awesome and it was hard to put the book down. Keep up the good work Don Brown!