By James Huston
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312381738, 528pp.)
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
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The President rushes across the South Lawn through a pounding thunderstorm to board Marine One and fly to Camp David late at night. Advisors plead with him not to go—but he insists. He has arranged a meeting that only three people in his administration know about. But he never gets there. Marine One crashes into a ravine, killing all aboard…
The government accuses the French helicopter manufacturer of killing the President. Senate Investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a trial attorney and a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot, is hired to defend the company against a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the First Lady.
Now Nolan has to find out what really caused Marine One to crash, and why the president threw caution aside to attend a secret meeting. To clear his client, Nolan must win the highest-profile trial of the last hundred years with very little working for him and many working against him—intent on stopping him at any cost…
James W. Huston is the New York Times bestselling author of several thrillers, including Falcon Seven and Balance 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 is currently a trial lawyer for the international law firm of Morrison Foerster and has been involved in numerous high-profile cases. He lives in San Diego, California.
High praise for MARINE ONE
“[An] intelligent political thriller that’s full of surprises and insider knowledge.” —National Review
“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
“A mystery with political intrigue, courtroom drama, and international controversy. Huston is a solid storyteller and brings it all to bear.” —School Library Journal
“This novel will have you reading on the edge of your chair, and maybe beyond. [It’s] almost impossible to read it fast enough.” —Bookreporter.com
And more acclaim for James Huston and his bestselling thrillers…
"Move over, Tom Clancy and Dale Brown—make room at the bar for James Huston.” —Stephen Coonts
“Better than Grisham . . . better than Clancy.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Huston has scored another success, doing for military law and constitutional questions what Scott Turow has done with civil and criminal law. And just as successfully.” —Newark Star-Ledger on The Price of Power
“A great novel; I couldn't put it down.” —Rush Limbaugh on Balance of Power
“If you like Tom Clancy, you'll love Balance of Power. Indeed, if you like Tom Clancy, Huston is a good step up.” —The Washington Post Book World