Dale Riley, fresh out of law school, joined the Marine Corps to be a hero. As a JAG attorney, he was out to save the world. But when he takes on the wrong client—a combat pilot accused of unlawfully bombing a village in northeastern Afghanistan—his world quickly comes undone. It’s not enough for Dale to save his career. Now, he’s fighting to save his life, and the lives of his wife and son.In the tradition of A Few Good Men, nothing in James M. DuPont’s taut debut novel is at it seems, and the line between guilt and innocence is as delicate and unpredictable as the line between life and death itself.
James M. DuPont is a former Marine Corps aviator and legal officer with twelve years of active duty service, and over 100 combat sorties in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is currently an airline pilot and a major in the Marine Corps reserves. He lives with his family in Charlotte, North Carolina.