A Just Determination

A Just Determination

by John G. Hemry, Jack Campbell

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Overview

A Just Determination by John G. Hemry, Jack Campbell

First in a "superior military SF" (Booklist) series that follows a young officer who must fight to see justice done.

Fresh from the Academy, Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson, whose mission is to stop any foreign vessels from violating U.S. sovereign space.

When Captain Peter Wakeman mistakenly destroys a civilian science ship perceived as hostile, Sinclair must testify against Wakeman at a court-martial hearing. But Sinclair believes that the severity of the charges against the captain are unjust—and becomes a witness for the defense...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441010523
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: Paul Sinclair Series , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 409,375
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John G. Hemry is a retired naval officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He is the author of the Paul Sinclair series and the Stark’s War series. As Jack Campbell, he is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars series, and Pillars of Reality series. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.

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A Just Determination 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Ryanxia More than 1 year ago
This book is different from my usual, high action, mostly descriptive with not quite as much dialog. This book is dialog rich and overall good descriptive qualities. Futuristic but without a lot of technical fabrications that can sometimes enrich a novel OR make you lose focus. This novel is all about the characters and of course legalality.

Also, THE OTHER REVIEW WILL SPOIL SOMETHING IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE NOVEL.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Very enjoyable
OldFogey More than 1 year ago
This appears to be the first volume in what may to be a brand new series for Hemry. Unlike the “Black Jack” series (written as Jack Campbell), the only military action in this book is almost incidental beyond establishing a situation for a sort of morality play. Character development is adequate, as in the “Black Jack” series, and seems for Paul Sinclair to be the direction in which the series may well go. Sinclair is at least established as a young man of principle by the end of this episode. He does not seem to be headed toward becoming an action hero. Hemry is still working in the scifi space opera context, but this feels like a rather different direction from good old Black Jack. I shall be very interested to see where Hemry goes with this.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Ensign Paul Sinclair reports to duty on the USS Michaelson, a warship assigned to 'protect' a vast space sector from enemies. The ship's XO Herdez appoints him an assortment of duties to include the only legal officer on board as he once attended an entry-level class........................... Not long afterward, as Paul still struggles to get his legs, Herdez assigns him to provide her a legal opinion of the higher headquarters' operation instructions and rules of engagement assigned to the ship. Paul realizes they are vague, but still does his best to interpret the acceptable levels of commitment. Soon he finds himself in a career-threatening situation when he must defend his ship's Captain Wakeman in the wake of the destruction of a civilian research vessel. Worse he violates the first rule of deep space service by starting to fall in love with crew member Ensign Jen Shen................... JUST DETERMINATION is a strong space ship legal thriller that provides incredible insight into life on an outer space vessel as if John G. Henry served on one (probably similar to submarine duty). The story line insures the audience understands the pressure on the crew not only due to the vastness of space, the length of time, but also the interpretation of what is acceptable encounter behavior. Though there is some action sequences, fans of tales focused on the relationships within a military science fiction will want to trek to the stars with Paul.................... Harriet Klausner