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A Just Determination JAG in Space Book 1 kindle ↠ eBook Free ☆ John G. Hemry ´ [EPUB] ✼ A Just Determination JAG in Space Book 1 Author John G. Hemry – Danpashley.co.uk Fresh from the Academy Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson whose missioFresh from the Academy Ensign Paul Sinclair has Determination JAG PDFEPUB #235 been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson whose mission is to stop any foreign vessels Interesting blend of hard SF and legal drama Ensign Paul Sinclair’s first ship assignment is on the USS Michaelson where in addition to his other duties he acts as the ship's legal officer The naval dialogue seems uite realistic and were it not for a few references to space stuff one might think they were aboard a modern day Navy ship Except there was not one “fuck” in the entire book So maybe in the future they have eliminated all swearing; yeah rightThe Michaelson’s captain Wakefield anxious to see some combat decides to intercept an alien vessel that is technically outside his patrol zone He’s the typical ueeg without the steel balls and stolen ice cream As an aside the Caine Mutiny is a must read and based oin Herman Wouk’s experiences aboard a WW II mine sweeperdestroyer ueeg’s must have been relatively common because my brother in law’s first assignment as an ensign was under a similar character When the ship fails to heave to and then makes what appears to be a threatening move the captain asks Sinclair for a legal interpretation of the orders very broad and suitably vague then destroys the ship only to learn it was an unarmed civilian ship albeit an alien one Remember the USS Vincennes shooting down Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 see I’m still puzzled by how an Airbus 300 could have been confused with an attacking F 14 290 civilians were killed including 66 childrenUnlike the captain of the Vincennes Wakefield is court martialed and the last third or so of the book is the trial itself uite interesting if you like legal drama which I do Sinclair finds himself in some interesting moral and ethical dilemmas that are sensitively handled Billed as a legal thriller it’s not much of the latter but the legal aspect is uite gooduote from the Wikipaedia article When uestioned in a 2000 BBC documentary the US government stated in a written answer that they believed the incident may have been caused by a simultaneous psychological condition amongst the 18 bridge crew of the Vincennes called 'scenario fulfillment' which is said to occur when persons are under pressure In such a situation the men will carry out a training scenario believing it to be reality while ignoring sensory information that contradicts the scenario In the case of this incident the scenario was an attack by a lone military aircraft Just imagine what the US reaction would have been to an Iranian attack downing a US civilian airliner That reminds me of something a candidate for a job once said during an interview One of the search committee had asked something about mission statements and the guy bless him said that he was familiar with mission statements that they were “vague yet meaningless” Direct hit

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From violating US sovereign spaceWhen Captain Peter Wakeman mistakenly destroys a civilian science ship A Just eBook #10003 perceived as hostile Sinclair must testify This novel exhibits what is coming to seem a pattern in Henry Campbell's books of amazing settings and characterization and a so so plot Very very little happens in the story but the backdrop is amazing The nickname JAG In Space is apt The story centers on the trial of a captain following uestionable actions in combat What is interesting about the story isn't the combat event or even an emotional stake in the outcome of the trial but in seeing modern military court practice extended to the future with space travelOne thing I wish it had done of is fleshing out the sense of the law and practice of command necessarily turning full circle in an era of space travel In centuries gone by ship captains were largely laws unto themselves given the long time they spent between contact with home and command Their power was far reaching and there was tremendous weight vested in their judgement We now live in a period in which communication is nearly always instantaneous between and level of command and action that is desirable The potential negative outcomes of that are one of the two major themes of Campbell's first trilogy on Stark's War Distant space travel returns us to the previous state where there will again be long cut off periods where action must be taken This element is present in the novel and in fact gives rise to the limited plot that exists but could have been taken much further Perhaps the law could have been archaic in a sense developed during a period like the current one with space ship captains hobbled Perhaps the author could work out the similarities and differences to traditional military rule and made that interestingThis doesn't sound like a four star review It is really hard to say what is amazingly good about the novel I really cared about the main character His world is drawn in wonderful color and your heads snaps about wanting to see what it is like Though I wouldn't say it is done to the same extent he shares this with Robert A Heinlein who particularly in later novels might let a plot fall apart somewhat but compensated with such amazing characters and settings that you don't mind much

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A Just Determination JAG in Space Book 1Against 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 Okay this book combines three of my favorite genres the courtroom thriller science fiction and sea fictionNavy fiction This book uite literally appeals to all threeSet at the end of this century the 2000s the US and various other countries have claimed various parts of the Solar System as theirs The United States Navy has extended its mission into space and the result is a mixture of the familiar naval ranks naval procedures etc and the futuristic an amazingly designed spacefaring warship that using today's technology could probably actually be built and work if a government decided to construct one The extrapolation is amazingly well done; Hemry builds his future seamlessly and explains it as he tells the story The settings he creates are so realistic that they don't seem like science fiction extrapolation but rather places the author has actually sceneThe novel and it is the first in the series follows the fortunes of Paul Sinclair a newly minted ensign who's assigned to a ship about to go on a cruise Paul is kind of an everyman going through all of the problems challenges and screw ups that befell a new officer as she or he learns the ropes shipboard But the ship winds up in a sticky situation and the captain orders an attack on a ship that has ventured into US Space Although the captain thinks the vessel was military and was planning at attack investigation after the crew of the other ship is killed reveals that it was a research vessel with no military armament The ship is ordered back to port a space station and the Captain is placed on trialPaul is placed in a tricky situation; although he does not care for his CO he realizes that the Rules of Engagement the orders issued that dictate if when and how deadly force can be used the captain has been working on were unclear and that the captain's actions were potentially defensible given the unclear rules of engagement Paul does not think the captian should be fully exonerated but he does not think he should be railroaded and imprisoned because the captain's superiors bear a measure of the blame for issuing unclear rules of engagementSo Paul must decide whether to think of career first or to defend an ineffective officer against a court martial that may be unjust The book really rocks; fast plot believable characters realistic portrayal of Navy life I am a Naval veteran morally complex issues that aren't easily resolved It's a book that is thoughtful and exciting at the same time