Love NCIS and JAG Loved Code 13 by Don Brown

About this Book

THE U.S. NAVY’S BILLION-DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF DRONES LANDS TWO NAVY JAG OFFICERS IN THE GUN SIGHTS OF A KILLER.

Caroline is just getting her feet wet at the prestigious Code 13, but is thankful for at least one familiar face—her old flame, P.J. MacDonald. He loops her into the assignment he is currently working on—the legality of a proposed drone-sharing contract with Homeland Security that would allow the sale of drones for domestic surveillance. The contractor wants a legal opinion clearing the contract for congressional approval. But the mob wants the proposal dead-on-arrival.

 

When P.J. is gunned down in cold blood and a second JAG officer is killed, one thing becomes clear: whoever is ordered to write the legal opinion on the drones becomes a target. Which is exactly why Caroline goes to her commanding officer and volunteers to write the legal opinion herself. She is determined to avenge P.J.’s death and trap the killer, even if that means making herself a target.

It is a deadly game of Russian roulette for the sake of justice, but Caroline is determined to see it through, even if it costs her life.


My Review

OH HOLY COW! Was this a great introduction to Don Brown! I enjoyed this story immensely!

As a fan of the JAG series as well as NCIS it was easy for me to enjoy this story. I could easily see this storyline as an episode of either series. There is the primary storyline but secondary plots that add to the story while also offering some misdirection.

I enjoyed how the author handles the characters. You see their military personas while also seeing their personal side, showing the reader how they feel about the events surrounding them while they perform their duties. I especially appreciated Caroline’s character. She is a head strong and determined officer but she feels deeply and passionately for P.J. I found myself crying with her more than once.

The action in this story is intense and the author kept me guessing on who the killer was until the very end. There were some nice twists in the story that I just didn’t see coming. But WOW!

This is a book two in the series and I have not read book one, but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I would love to read book one to see what it’s about.

I would recommend this book to JAG and/or NCIS fans or to people who enjoy military action books.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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