By David Poyer
After receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for motion in Iraq, Commander Daniel V. Lenson's new orders learn: take over as skipper of USS Thomas W. Horn. His undertaking: organize the Tomahawk-equipped strike destroyer and her staff for the purple Sea, the place she'll subscribe to a global activity strength trying to find guns of mass destruction. yet this may be no regimen deployment. Horn may be the first US military warship ever to installation with an built-in female and male crew-a arguable and politically explosive test that might increase questions on morale, habit, education, sexual charm, and eventually, functionality less than hearth. dealing with sandstorms, smugglers, and ambushes, Horn's more and more polarized staff will behavior not easy, diplomatically delicate search-and-seizure operations opposed to international vessels trying to smuggle palms to Iraq. however the genuine nightmare's brewing in Bahrain. There, the main harmful bomb specialist in Al-Qaeda has exact Horn for assault- because the first step in a plan to redraw the map of the total heart East. With gripping motion scenes and an explosive climax, The Command maintains Dan Lenson's star-crossed profession in a chain that explores either international and deeply own implications of honor, responsibility, strength, and warfare.
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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?
The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.
Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.