In the Name of Honor

In the Name of Honor

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Anthony McCarran, one of the army's most distinguished generals, was devastated by the loss of his longtime friend Jack Gallagher, who was killed in Vietnam. For years, the McCarran and Gallagher families have remained close, watching a new generation of soldiers face combat. Today, the general's son Lt. Brian McCarran is back from Iraq. Traumatized by the experience, there's only one person Brian wishes to confide in: Kate Gallagher.

As the daughter of a fallen soldier, Kate understands the pain of war. But as the wife of Brian's commanding officer, the volatile and shell-shocked Capt. Joe D'Abruzzo, there's only so much Kate can do to offer comfort--and only so many secrets Brian can share...

Tragedy strikes when Brian shoots and kills D'Abruzzo on their army post in Virginia after a bitter confrontation. Now, in a high-profile court-martial, Brian must face old demons and new enemies as he fights to prove his innocence with the help of Paul Terry, one of the army's most accomplished lawyers; Terry's co-counsel, who happens to be Brian's sister, Meghan; and Kate's unwavering support. But before the case is over, Brian will learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest ofsouls--and hardest of hearts.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312946401
9780805087741
Branch Call Number: PAT
Characteristics: 401 p. ;,25 cm

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charlie2911
Jun 21, 2012

An excellent accounting of the possible effects and stresses of war on the combatants.
Just home from Iraq, a lieutenant kills his commanding officer—was it self-defence or premeditated murder? A gripping novel of suspense about the high cost of war and secrets .

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louisepm
Dec 14, 2010

Not Patterson's best, but nonetheless a good read.

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rahmmie
Nov 30, 2010

Pretty good book by Patterson. Although the twist in the plot was almost telegraphed (maybe it was just me, I don't know, but I had the thought in my mind at least from the midpoint of the book on), the writing is crisp, entertaining, and the dialogue is not saddled with internal musings that sometimes distract from the action (something I have found in other books of his)

gwsuperfan Sep 12, 2010

This book wasn't bad, but wasn't quite up to the level I've come to expect from Patterson. The "surprise" ending was less of a surprise than it was a predictable evolution of the plot that began to emerge about a quarter of the way through the book.

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