Burden of Proof (A Paul Sinclair Novel #2) (Paperback)
Ace, 9780441011476, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2004
Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul Sinclair must adjust to his new position on the warship USS Michaelson--juggling his Legal Officer responsibilities and his personal life, as his relationship with girlfriend Jen Shen intensifies.
When an explosion takes out most of Forward Engineering, Sinclair leads the effort to extinguish the fire. He's practically a hero. But when Captain Shen, Jen’s father, is brought in to conduct an investigation, it seems that he’s gunning for his daughter’s suitor. Soon Sinclair uncovers evidence that points to a cover-up—involving a rising star in the officer corps. His evidence is circumstantial, and the suspect is the son of a powerful vice admiral. Sinclair is determined to see justice done, but is he willing to risk his name, his career, and his future among the stars?
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Praise For Burden of Proof (A Paul Sinclair Novel #2)…
"Absorbing and credible . . . Outstanding suspense, realism, and characterization . . . First-rate military SF." --Booklist
"John G. Hemry cements his position as the best writer of legalistic military science fiction working today.” --Rambles
"A rock-solid courtroom drama . . . Hemry builds the story's suspense expertly . . . This one will keep you turning the pages with the proverbial bated breath." --SF Reviews
"Perfectly capturing the rapid-fire give-and-take and dramatic arguments of shows like Law & Order . . . and throwing in the solid characterization of classic Robert A. Heinlein, the story moves at a fast pace . . . A must for any military-SF fan." --SF Site