After a suspicious explosion on board the galactic space cruiser USS Michaelson costs an officer his life, the ship's legal counsel, Lieutenant Sinclair, risks everything to expose a cover-up--and prosecute the son of a powerful vice-admiral.
Very readable legal drama. This series has four books and they are all pretty much JAG in space. The space part is not that important: the stories could be taking place aboard a conventional Navy ship without really changing the plot too much. EachVery readable legal drama. This series has four books and they are all pretty much JAG in space. The space part is not that important: the stories could be taking place aboard a conventional Navy ship without really changing the plot too much. Each book features a first half dedicated to setting up the scene, then something happens that unleashes a rash of legal complications, generally a court martial of some sort. Our reluctant legal hero gets drawn into the forefront of the court-room legal action that occupies the second half of the book. A nifty little formula that really delivers great legal drama.
As usual Hemry's characters are a bit wooden and two dimensional, especially where romance is concerned, but at least there is not too much of that. The main focus is always the legal conundrums that face the main character, a young ensign who has only had the most superficial exposure to formal legal studies at the Military Academy.
As these books progress the hero becomes more experienced in matters of the law though it is quite clear he does no want to become a lawyer. Alas, he seems to have the knack for it, and he quickly impresses his superiors with his nascent legal abilities.
The legal plots in this series are intelligent and compelling, perfect for fans of the court room drama. They should be read in order, I suppose, because of the main characters development as a potential lawyer and because there is a very strong rags-to-riches (of novice to expert) type of overarching plot in the series. Currently Hemry is not writing more books in this series because they were not popular enough, which is a shame; they really are an engaging read. He has said he would like to write more and that perhaps on the back of the success of his Jack Campbell books he may get the chance to add to this series. Hemry is an ex-navy intelligence officer and his experience shows to its full advantage in this series....Continua Nascondi