Book Review: “Code 13” by Don Brown

June 20, 2016 at 6:29 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Don Brown in his new book, “code 13 book coverCode 13″ Book Two in the Navy JAG Series published by Zondervan gives us an adventure with Lieutenant Commander Caroline McCormick.


 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.

All I can say is that Don Brown keeps getting better and better and this story is his best yet. There is the Drone Project that Code 13, which is a department within JAG, has been assigned to decide if it is legal or not. There are two teams of very powerful bad guys. One bad guy team doesn’t want this Project passed and, of course, the other team does want it passed while the one that doesn’t is willing to kill. Caroline not only wants to make the decision she wants to catch the murderers. Here is what I recommend:  eat dinner early, go to the bathroom, make your popcorn and turn off all your phones. You are not going to want to be disturbed while you are reading and you will want to finish the book before you go to bed. Don Brown knows how to write a perfect thriller. The action flies in this book and the suspense builds and builds with each page. All I can say is that you will be riveted as you flip pages as fast as you can read. You will not be disappointed. I recommend this book with enthusiasm!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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