I really enjoy the stories of Sean Drummond, who is a lawyer in the Army. The book was hard to put down. I also liked the fact that there was very little foul language in the book. So often when reading military based novels you have to ignore a lot of foul language, and it was therefore very refreshing not to have to do so in these books.
Sean Drummond is a maverick attorney who cloaks his expertise with smart-mouthed self-deprecation and cynicism. One of the Army's most brilliant lawyers, he's also seen his share of infantry fighting, and when a military scandal causes a global outcry, the brass pick Drummond to head the investigation.
In a remote war at Europe's center, somebody has committed a cold-blooded massacre-thirty-five victims shot in the head at close range, execution style. The world media blames a U.S. Special Forces team assigned to the region. But Drummond can't take on faith the testimony of the accused Green Berets who protest their innocence. Then, in quick succession, a mole inside Drummond's team leaks information to the Oval Office...an ambitious reporter digs up a dangerous secret from Drummond's past...and a brutal murder takes place alarmingly close to home.
Forced into an uneasy alliance with Captain Lisa Morrow, the Army's best defense lawyer, Drummond uncovers a vast conspiracy of frightening proportions. And the deeper he probes, the more he discovers how duty, honor, and country can clash--in ways both deadly and heartrending.
With richly layered characters and a mesmerizing plot that moves at breakneck speed, SECRET SANCTION cast a searching light into the darkest corners of the human psyche. In a voice unmistakable seasoned by years of Army service, Brian Haig has created a landmark novel.
Assigned to South Korea as an advocate for a gay officer accused of killing the son of a South Korean war hero, JAG lawyer Sean Drummond's lack of political correctness makes him the one man the CIA can trust with its secrets. As testimony unfolds, he discovers that what appears to be an open-and-shut case is really a deep conspiracy.
"Listen Drummond, your client betrayed this country in ways too horrible to contemplate... He only gave the Russians names, he also exposed the inner workings of our foreign policy. In the history of espionage, there's never been one like him."
With his blockbuster novels Secret Sanction and Mortal Allies, Brian Haig introduced a fresh new face to fans of legal thrillers: Major Sean Drummond. Now Haig's brazen JAG attorney with the self-deprecating sense of humor is back in the most important case of his career. This time it starts on home turf in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Sean is called upon- begged, actually- to defend Brigadier General William T. Morrison in the biggest treason case in United States history. Up against the fiercest prosecutor in the Army, Drummond may be in way over his head. Yet, Morrison and his CIA executive wife, Mary, won't consider anyone else for the job. And Drummond is finding it hard to say no- especially since Mary just happens to be an old flame.
Fighting a list of charges that starts with treason and perjury and ends with two counts of murder, Drummond is going to need a lot more than the confidence of those counting on him. What he gets is Katrina Mazorski- a Russian-speaking co-counsel like no other. With her skintight, black leather pants and pierced navel, she is the antithesis of a buttoned-down lawyer. But as Drummond soon learns, there's more to Katrina than her looks. With his no-nonsense, quick-to-the-quip assistant at his side, he embarks on an investigation that will rattle authorities in both Washington and Moscow and unearth a damning array of secrets and cover-ups. Always, there seems to be a deeper layer, a broader significance to even the smallest event... and behind the scenes, someone who is masterfully pulling the strings, someone who doesn't care who or what goes up in flames- as long as Morrison burns...
Army lawyer Sean Drummond is loaned out to a law firm whose #1 client may have ties to a vicious serial killer and a massive international crime ring. Wherever Sean Drummond goes, it seems that the JAG officer leaves a trail of political fallout in his wake. So when his superiors get an opportunity to loan him to a prestigious law firm, they jump on it, hoping he'll soak up the nuances of civilian lawyering. But almost immediately, dark clouds appear when Sean's predecessor in the loan-out program is murdered. Then Sean begins to sense something amiss with the firm's biggest client, a telecom behemoth with large defense contracts. Now, he must survive in D.C.'s buttoned-down lawyer culture long enough to stop the killer, and long enough to discover why his firm and its top client are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.
In 48 hours, the U.S. President will be HISTORY...
I looked like a mass execution: six people, systematically shot and killed in a private Washington Mansion. One of the targets happened to be the White House Chief of Staff. But that wasn't the reason Sean Drummond was called in on the case. Newly enlisted in a CIA cell called the Office of Special Projects, the former Army lawyer was informed that the murders were just a warning. The Killer had left a note: "You can't stop us. There will be others, and the President will be history in the next two days."
The clock is ticking. The hunt begins for the ultimate killer-for-hire..a brilliant, coldhearted professional with an insider's knowledge of Washington. For Sean Drummond, it's the greatest challenge of his career, a terrifying can-and-mouse game with unthinkable consequences. If he fails, the world will never be the same, and one calculating killer will collect the $100 million bounty on the President's head.
The story of one shocking conspiracy, two fateful days and an earth-shattering death threat, THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSIN is a gripping and chillingly real novel.