Marine One by James Huston

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The president rushes across the South Lawn through a pounding thunderstorm to Marine One to fly to Camp David late at night. His advisers plead with him not to fly, but he insists. He has arranged a meeting that only three people in his administration know about. After fighting its way through the brutal thunderstorm on the way to Camp David, Marine One crashes into a ravine in Maryland, killing all aboard.

The government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter and accuses them of killing the president. Senate Investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations, then from a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America on behalf of the First Lady. Nolan knows that to prevail in the firestorm against his client, he has to find out what really caused Marine One to crash, and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about. To clear his client, Nolan must win the highest-profile trial of the last hundred years with very little working for him, and everything working against him.

Marine One expertly mixes political intrigue with courtroom drama and fast-paced action in the most exciting thriller of the year.


About James Huston

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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.
Published April 27, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 528 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, War. Fiction

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Bestseller Huston (Secret Justice ) grabs the reader by the lapels with the opening sentence of the first chapter of this outstanding thriller: “If my radio alarm had gone off, I would have known the president was dead.” During a violent thunderstorm, President James Adams takes off in Marine One...

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When WorldCopter becomes the target of a criminal investigation and then a potentially disastrous wrongful death suit, its insurer retains Mike Nolan, a well-respected defense attorney who is uniquely qualified to represent WorldCopter, given that he is a helicopter pilot in the Marine reserves.

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