A timely page-turner about war, honor, love, and Iraq justice told by a true Marine.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2015
First published in print (Warriors Publishing Group, 2013) and digital editions (Open Road Integrated Media, 2013), J.W. Stone’s novel, "Duty to Investigate", featuring successful trial lawyer Mike Beck, is now available as an audiobook, included in the Audible Audio library.
As a successful trial lawyer, Mike Beck uses his personality and skill with the letter of the law to win in the courtroom. As a marine reservist ordered to Iraq on an unexpected deployment, he finds himself in a different world where the law of war often conflicts with common sense and his own feelings of what’s right and what’s wrong.
When an embedded female correspondent reveals what appears to be an illegal killing of Iraqi civilians by a US marine during the battle for Fallujah, Beck finds himself faced with a case that challenges both his legal skills—and his conviction that something is very wrong with what seems to be a clear violation of the law of land warfare.
Devoted to finding the truth and keeping an innocent marine from being convicted, Mike Beck defies orders, purloins evidence, and leads a combat team that must fight its way through a fanatical enemy force to investigate the scene of the alleged crime. Along the way Mike Beck learns a lot about the nature of a very nasty war, about the marines risking their lives in a confusing combat situation—and about himself as a marine, a lawyer, and a man.
Called “A timely page-turner about war, honor, love, and Iraq justice told by a true Marine” by Eugene Sullivan, chief judge (ret), US Court of Appeals (Armed Forces), author of The Majority Rules and The Report to the Judiciary, Stone’s "Duty To Investigate" is not only a must-read, but now also a must-listen.
J. W. Stone is an exceptional author with thirty years of military service. He was with the Marines in Iraq during the Battle of Fallujah and developed a unique perspective on modern warfare. His writing brims with action, real characters, and a deep understanding of courage and commitment, both from the perspective of the grunts on the ground and the highest-ranking officers.