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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James W. Huston Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781455193547
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Late at night, the president rushes through the pounding rain to Marine One. His advisors plead with him not to fly, but he insists. He has arranged a meeting that only three people in his administration know about. In the midst of a brutal thunderstorm on the way to Camp David, Marine One crashes into a ravine, killing all aboard.

When the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter for killing the president, Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps Reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney, is hired to defend the company. What begins as a criminal investigation soon becomes the highest-profile trial of the century, as the First Lady sues the company for wrongful death. To clear his client, Nolan must find out what really caused Marine One to crash, and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about.

Marine One expertly mixes political intrigue with courtroom drama and fast-paced action.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Marine One has good lawyers, evil lawyers, a fascinating premise and an inside look at the down and dirty world of litigation where billions are at stake. Add in a dead president and shadowy assassins and you have a very good read.”

    Phillip Margolin, author of Fugitive

  • “Bestseller Huston grabs the reader by the lapels with the opening sentence of the first chapter of this outstanding thriller…This is nonstop legal suspense at its best.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Equal parts thriller, mystery, and legal procedural, Huston’s sixth novel is a gripping and fast-paced read.”

    Library Journal

  • “A mystery with political intrigue, courtroom drama, and international controversy. Huston is a solid storyteller and brings it all to bear.”

    School LIbrary Journal

  • “Experienced stage, screen, television and voice over actor Joe Barrett’s performance is perfectly matched with the book. He uses an excellent variety of voices that suit the characters. His portrayal of the opposing lawyer, a condescending and evil person, is perfect. The drama is enhanced by perfect tempo and pacing, and the suspense never sags.”

    SoundCommentary.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nita | 2/19/2014

    " This book was amazing. It is a top-notch thriller that had me on the edge of my chair most of the way through. It has lots of legal twists and turns and a satisfying surprise ending. I can't recommend it more highly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 2/18/2014

    " Could have done without the bad language, but a good story, kept the suspense up pretty well throughout the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/6/2014

    " The President's helicopter crashes on his way to Camp David. The French company that built it has to prove it was not a defect but sabotage. The book is decent up to a point and I learned a lot about helicopters but the plot has enough holes to drive a truck through and the denouement was incomplete. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 2/5/2014

    " I liked this book. I enjoyed the insight into the legal world and trials along with the mystery aspect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dad | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this thriller - There were a few items that were left with no conclusion. However, sometimes I think this is a good idea, since it lets you use your brain to think, and decide whatever you wish the ending should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 2/2/2014

    " I have not read this author in years and this title appealed to me. It is an excellant thriller with fast pacing, beleivable characters, and plenty of action and subterfuge! Recommended for any thriller junkie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 2/1/2014

    " This book grabbed me from the second paragraph and held on till the last page. Can't wait for Falcon Seven. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 1/21/2014

    " I enjoyed this book...adventure, government, military, terrorism. Quite an exciting book. No holds barred and realistic. But no offensive language, profanity, etc. Fits right into what we deal with right now as a country. I liked his other books also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/8/2014

    " Another better than average military/political/legal thriller from Huston...the hero Mike Nolan defends a French Helicoptor company in a civil suit from a crash that results in the death of the President...some surprising twists that result in a thrilling read!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sidnie | 1/8/2014

    " A very interesting plot. Characters were a little wooden and one dimensional. I certainly will read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/7/2014

    " very good, check more of his "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 1/4/2014

    " This is a fair mystery/legal thriller. The only problem is that it makes a mockery of legal ethics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Weleski | 12/30/2013

    " This was the first James Huston book that I read, and I found a new writer that I like in the process. I liked that the book had several layers: an helicopter crash investigation, a political scandal, and a showdown between two lawyers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luci Brehm | 11/17/2013

    " Good story but too technical on some court scenes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Hertel | 11/16/2013

    " Fast read, excellent thriller by a former Top Gun pilot who is now a lawyer and author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 11/9/2013

    " enjoyed the flow of this story; only the ending stretched things a bit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 10/8/2013

    " This was an interesting lawyer thriller. Good writing. Good story line. It was the first Huston book that I have read. I will read another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 7/24/2013

    " love this book it kept my interest and has a very surprising ending .Very well written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megowen | 6/10/2013

    " Washington and international political intrigue. Crafty lawyers. Fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen Elggren | 4/17/2013

    " A real thriller that educates and entertains with no cuss/French words. What a relief. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lou | 10/20/2012

    " Fun summer reading. Recommended by a colleague. Other reviews accurrate when they say "plot driven". Not a bad thing for light enjoyable reading if you enjoy a Grisham or Turow thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 9/13/2012

    " If you like John Grisham novels you will love this book it keeps you guessing until the end. Very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthuvius Manhandlinglambs | 7/21/2012

    " When the president?'s helicopter crashes and kills everyone on board, a lawyer/ex-helucopter pilot defends manufacturer against lawsuit. Hardly remember reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison Eichler | 7/17/2012

    " interesting who done it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregg Chiota | 12/21/2011

    " Entertaining and quick read, in the mold of a grisham-esque conspiracy to be unwound by the underestimated legal genius..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agatha | 12/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this thriller about the death of the president in a downed helicopter and the attorney trying to get at the bottom of the crash; the story ended a bit abruptly but was a good read throughout. I will look for more books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 11/13/2011

    " The plot potential in this one was good enough to keep me reading but it was a struggle at times. The protagonist is a lawyer defending the manufacturer of Marine One which crashed killing everyone on board including POTUS. The author gets caught up in technical and legal jargon and repeats himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Humphries | 9/11/2011

    " Fun read with as many twists as a helicopter ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 8/26/2011

    " Its an opportunity, by 2 partners of a small firm vs the U.S. Govt resources in this fictional thriller of legal, technical, and global intrigue. Fascinating throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 8/19/2011

    " I've always been a sucker for courtroom drama. Throw in political twists and turns, and you've got a book much to my liking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norman Parker | 8/7/2011

    " Once again I have tried getting into a political thriller, it just does not interest me. The book seems good enough for that kind of thing, it is just my attempt to expand my horizons that went down in flames. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/14/2011

    " This was the first time I have read this author. If you like legal suspense, I would recommend this. It was a little slow for me. I wasn't really engrossed until about 2/3 of the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Foster | 6/7/2011

    " I enjoyed this book -- very enthralling "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/1/2011

    " Fun read with as many twists as a helicopter ride. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lou | 8/2/2010

    " Fun summer reading. Recommended by a colleague. Other reviews accurrate when they say "plot driven". Not a bad thing for light enjoyable reading if you enjoy a Grisham or Turow thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh Ann | 6/11/2010

    " Interesting storyline. Engaging plot. Not extremely well written. Enjoyed listening to the audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 5/27/2010

    " This is a fair mystery/legal thriller. The only problem is that it makes a mockery of legal ethics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 2/6/2010

    " I enjoyed this book...adventure, government, military, terrorism. Quite an exciting book. No holds barred and realistic. But no offensive language, profanity, etc. Fits right into what we deal with right now as a country. I liked his other books also. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregg | 1/15/2010

    " Entertaining and quick read, in the mold of a grisham-esque conspiracy to be unwound by the underestimated legal genius..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 1/9/2010

    " This book grabbed me from the second paragraph and held on till the last page. Can't wait for Falcon Seven. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 11/17/2009

    " I have not read this author in years and this title appealed to me. It is an excellant thriller with fast pacing, beleivable characters, and plenty of action and subterfuge! Recommended for any thriller junkie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 10/29/2009

    " First sentence "If my radio alarm had gone off, I would have known the president was dead." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 8/1/2009

    " very good, check more of his "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 7/29/2009

    " Another better than average military/political/legal thriller from Huston...the hero Mike Nolan defends a French Helicoptor company in a civil suit from a crash that results in the death of the President...some surprising twists that result in a thrilling read!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dj | 7/22/2009

    " An entertaining lawyer adventure. A quick read. "

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About the Author
Author James W. Huston

James W. Huston (1953–2016) was the New York Times bestselling author of eight thrillers, including Fallout, Flash Point, and The Shadows of Power. A graduate of TOPGUN, he served as a Naval flight officer in F-14s on the USS Nimitz with the Jolly Rogers. He was a trial lawyer for the international law firm of Morrison Foerster and was involved in numerous high-profile cases.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.