Just minutes after winning a $1.6 million wrongful-death
verdict, attorney David Sloane confronts the one case that threatens to blemish
his unbeaten record in the courtroom.
Beverly Ford wants Sloane to sue the United States
government and military in the mysterious death of her husband, James, a
national guardsman killed in Iraq. While a decades-old military doctrine might
make Ford’s case impossible to win, Sloane, a former soldier himself, is
compelled to find justice for the widow and her four children in what is
certain to become the biggest challenge of his career.
Sloane calls on his friend, reclusive former CIA agent
Charles Jenkins, to track down the other men serving with Ford the night he
died. Alarmingly, two of the four who returned home alive didn’t stay that way
for long, and though the mission’s wheelchair-bound commander now works for a
civilian contractor, he refuses to talk. The final—and youngest—soldier is also
the most elusive, but he’s their only shot at discovering the truth—if Sloane
and Jenkins can keep him alive long enough to tell it.
Sloane must race to uncover what really happened on that
fatal mission, not only to bring justice to a family wronged but to keep
himself and the people closest to him from becoming the next casualties…
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