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From Publishers Weekly Jack Caskey, a Washington, D.C., criminal defense attorney and former navy SEAL, tries to prevent the judicial railroading of two U.S. Navy aviators by the International Criminal Court in this timely and provocative thriller from bestseller Huston (Marine One). When navy officers Doug Raw Rawlings and Bill Dunk Duncan bomb an approved target in Pakistan, they hit not a meeting between Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders, as expected, but European aid workers and their patients. After their F-18 Hornet is shot down during the mission, the captured pilots wind up in The Hague, where they're charged with war crimes. Jack, who leads a hastily assembled team to defend Raw and Dunk, travels to Pakistan in a dangerous effort to find witnesses. Meanwhile, the U.S. government maneuvers to avoid the trial. Huston provides an intriguing look at international law, current American policies, and modern war. (May) Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more From Booklist A Navy F/A-18 fighter jet gets shot down over Pakistan, and the two pilots are tried as war criminals in Huston's latest blend of legal and political thrillers. Jack Caskey, former Navy SEAL, now a criminal defense attorney, is asked to represent the pilots in a court case being heard in The Hague at the International Criminal Court. The political ramifications of the trial and the difficulty of determining exactly what happened the night the plane was shot down push Caskey deep into a clandestine world of secrets. Meanwhile, the president of the U.S. contemplates a rescue operation that could jeopardize peace with several European countries. Huston has the background and know-how to make this high-concept story feel authentic. Caskey is a fascinating character, and the mystery proves engaging as well. Readers looking for Mike Nolan, hero of Huston's previous novel, Marine One (2009), will be disappointed, as he's not the main character, but the novel still shines. Recommend this to fans of both Tom Clancy and David Baldacci. --Jeff Ayers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews