New York Times bestselling 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 sixty-five 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.
James W. Huston is the New York Times bestselling author of several thrillers, including Marine One and Balance of Power. A graduate of TOPGUN, he served as a Naval Flight Officer in F-14s on the USS Nimitz with the Jolly Rogers. He is currently a trial lawyer for the international law firm of Morrison Foerster and has been involved in numerous high-profile cases. He lives in San Diego, California.
Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. He was named the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine. AudioFile also awarded Sowers an Earphones Award for his narration of John Hart’s Down River, writing, “[providing] a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice. Together they enable the book to transcend genre fiction and become something exceptional.”
“[An] outstanding thriller . . . This is nonstop legal suspense at its best.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The book is riveting, speeding along on pace with the fated helicopter that goes down through the trees on a Maryland hillside.” —Dallas Morning News
“A fast-moving, intelligent political thriller that’s full of surprises and insider knowledge.” —National Review
“Marine One has good lawyers, evil lawyers, a fascinating premise, and an inside look at the down-and-dirty world of litigation where billions are at stake. Add in a dead president and shadowy assassins and you have a very good read.” —Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Executive Privilege
“Equal parts thriller, mystery, and legal procedural, Huston’s sixth novel is a gripping and fast-paced read.” —Library Journal
“This gripping thriller opens with a bang. . . . The author smoothly combines the political conspiracy and courtroom-drama format.” —Booklist
Falcon Seven was published on May 11, 2010.The Falcon Seven Audiobook is 2076 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Falcon Seven includes the following subjects: Thrillers / Political. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Thrillers, Legal.
The author of Falcon Seven is James Huston.
The narrator for the Falcon Seven Audiobook is Scott Sowers.