Code 13 is the second book in Don Brown's Navy JAG series (the first being Detained). I really enjoyed Detained, so I was excited to read the next installment in the series. This series is a collection of military thrillers, focused particularly on the Navy JAG unit. The book description reads:
"THE U.S. NAVY’S BILLION-DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF DRONES LANDS TWO NAVY JAG OFFICERS IN THE GUN SIGHTS OF A KILLER.
Caroline is just getting her feet wet at the prestigious Code 13, but is thankful for at least one familiar face—her old flame, P.J. MacDonald. He loops her into the assignment he is currently working on—the legality of a proposed drone-sharing contract with Homeland Security that would allow the sale of drones for domestic surveillance. The contractor wants a legal opinion clearing the contract for congressional approval. But the mob wants the proposal dead-on-arrival.
When P.J. is gunned down in cold blood and a second JAG officer is killed, one thing becomes clear: whoever is ordered to write the legal opinion on the drones becomes a target. Which is exactly why Caroline goes to her commanding officer and volunteers to write the legal opinion herself. She is determined to avenge P.J.’s death and trap the killer, even if that means making herself a target.
It is a deadly game of Russian roulette for the sake of justice, but Caroline is determined to see it through, even if it costs her life."
After loving the first book in the series, I couldn't wait to read this one. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the second book quite as much as the first one, but it still was a good book. The story got off to a bit of a slow start, but once it got going it was a page turner. The storyline delivered a good amount of excitement and intrigue, but the plot was a bit predictable. I do appreciate the way he weaves the Christian themes seamlessly into the story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys military thrillers.
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