Marine Corps veteran–turned-author of military classics Marine Sniper and Silent Warrior delivers the riveting tale of a dramatic military trial and of a war within a war, where the fight is not for victory, but survival. In Vietnam, there’s the way things are supposed to be done—and the way they actually get done. Playing by “Jungle Rules,” the U.S. military tries to keep control of whatever situation arises, often allowing convenience to outweigh justice. This is the battlefield Captain Terry O’Connor of the JAG Corps is stepping onto—and the battle is about to start with a murder.
After a long day in the boonies, Private Celestine Anderson returned to base, only to come under fire from a group of racist white marines. He apparently snapped, and buried his field axe in the skull of one of his tormentors. The inexperienced O’Connor has been assigned to defend him in a trial that seems to begin as an open-and-shut case, but ends up pulling O’Connor into the heart of the Vietnam conflict, where bullets overrule books and death is the final judge. This recounting of a true story of brutality and justice continues Charles Henderson’s tradition of bringing readers into the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. Praise for Charles Henderson’s Marine Sniper
“Highly readable.”—Publishers Weekly
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About Charles Henderson
Charles Henderson is a veteran of more than twenty-three years in the United States Marine Corps, with a distinguished career spanning from Vietnam to the Gulf War, after which he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. In addition to writing… More about Charles Henderson
Published by Berkley Caliber Oct 02, 2007| 496 Pages| ISBN 9781440619793