Falcon Seven

  • by James W. Huston
  • Narrated by Scott Sowers
  • 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author James W. Huston returns with his most powerful thriller to date. Exploding with international intrigue, sizzling courtroom drama, and heart-stopping action, Falcon Seven delivers an all-too-realistic tale of America under fire.
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 flying over Afghanistan is suddenly diverted and ordered to bomb a building in Pakistan, where a meeting between al Qaeda and the Taliban is taking place. After destroying their target, the fighter jet is immediately hit by Stinger missiles and the pilots eject over Pakistan. They are captured, assaulted, and dragged through the streets of Peshawar. The world is on edge. The fliers are quickly forced onto a secret Falcon jet headed for the Netherlands, where they’ll stand trial for war crimes at the International Criminal Court. The building they hit was actually a medical post constructed by Europeans for Afghan refugees - and 65 innocent people were killed.
It’s up to Washington criminal-defense lawyer and former Navy SEAL Jack Caskey to defend the two navy officers and get to the bottom on what is beginning to seem like an orchestrated event. The National Security Council pushes President Obama to employ the act passed under George W. Bush that authorizes the use of force to extract Americans held by the International Criminal Court. While the president initially approves a special operations team to grab the Americans, he later withdraws to cooperate with the ICC. Already fighting a losing battle for his clients, an outraged Caskey works with his contacts in the shadowy world of special operations and CIA operatives to free his clients himself...or help them battle through an international show trial and face imprisonment - for life.


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Simply Excellent

This is a very intelligently written mystery/legal drama novel. James Huston does a phenomenal job with character and story line development in this international legal thriller. Scott Sowers adds to the intrigue of this novel with his accents and variable intensity of his voice as he reads this captivating story. Simply one of the best audio books I've listened to.
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- David

Navy Seal turned lawyer

The author is a navy pilot turned lawyer in an international firm. His familiarity with the issues of the story come out lound an clear and make the story sound like it could happen. It is the story of 2 navy pilots shot down over Aghanistan who are immediately captured and tried the International Criminal Court for war crimes. The story takes place in the present and President Obama is portrayed as willing to let the trial proceed even though the US never signed the treaty establishing the ICC and does not recgonize the ICC authority. The story then revolves around the real American Service Protection Act which specifically grants the President authority to use any force to rescue American service members held the ICC.

The key character is Jack Caskey who is a younger version of Admirial Chegwidden from the JAG tv show. Navy Seal, lawyer, patriot and willing to break a few rules to save Americans.

If you don't mind a story that casts the current administration as one who refuses to step and save it's service men then you will find the story very entertaining.
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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2010
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio