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Novels about military lawyers/police

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Posted on 4 Nov 2012 10:16:22 GMT
Liam Saville says:
I know this thread is a little old now, but I have another one for you.

Predator Strike is an Australian military crime novella, featuring Captain Sam Ryan, a military police officer and investigator with the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS). I think it's a great book, but since I wrote it I might be just a little biased.

Posted on 14 Aug 2012 08:05:00 BDT
Frank Mundo says:
The General's Daughter by Deville.

Posted on 14 Aug 2012 00:06:26 BDT
E. R. Welsby says:
Thank you everyone! I'll have a look through all your recommendations.

(And sorry for the delay in thanking you - I went on holiday then forgot about it after I came back!)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2012 20:28:59 BDT
LEP says:
Warrior Police - Gordon Cucullu
Zero Day - David Baldacci
The Affair - Lee Child (prequal in which he is still in the army and is military police)
The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys - Gregory Freeman

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 19:22:39 BDT
Although not fiction, you also may be interested in this self-published memoir. I picked it up a while back but haven't had a chance to read it yet. (My father was Army JAG and served in Vietnam, which is why it caught my attention.)
There are also some interesting memoirs out published by JAG lawyers involved in the US Supreme Court/Guantanamo issues - you might want to have a look at those.

Boots and the Law: A Story of Army JAG Service In Fort Polk and Vietnam

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 18:36:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jun 2012 18:38:11 BDT
A few I can think of (all US-based):

Brian Haig (son of Al) writes an excellent (IMO) series about Sean Drummond, wisecracking JAG lawyer and part-time special ops guy (yes, you do need to suspend a bit of disbelief, just like the old JAG tv show...)
Secret Sanction

And of course Lee Childs' Jack Reacher is a former military policeman - Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)

And there's Martin Limon's series about two CID non-coms, set in 1970's S. Korea (very, very good):
Jade Lady Burning (Mask Noir)

Plus I also recently read the first in David Rollins' Vin Cooper series about a USAF Major/Office of Special Investigations (OSI) agent. Plot was a little too dated IMO, conspiracy reaching into the "highest" levels of the Executive Branch, yadda, yadda yadda, but I did like the Vin Cooper character enough to want to try another one.
The Death Trust

ETA: after looking at your OP again, I realize you were looking for trial-settings which few of these have (the Haig books include some, but they're definitely not a focus.) I'll leave my rec's in case anyone's interested, but, sorry, they're not quite what you're looking for.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2012 16:27:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jun 2012 18:20:33 BDT
LEP says:
Well you've set a difficult one here. Quite a lot of military novels, but searching for military lawyers/police fiction is like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

However, here's 3 likely ones:

James W Huston (a military lawyer, who is now a novelist and writes political/military thrillers)
High Crimes - Joseph Finder
The Gitmo Mission - Thomas S Algeo

Also a web site

There was a film starring Tom Cruise which was about a military lawyer and I thought it was from a John Grisham or James Patterson book, but not sure, and I can't remember the title. It might be the one Val's suggested above.

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 09:41:13 BDT
VCBF (Val) says:
You could try this one: A Few Good Men

Initial post: 27 Jun 2012 18:31:41 BDT
E. R. Welsby says:

Does anyone know of any novels featuring military lawyers or military police, please?

I don't really read many crime novels to be honest, I'm just interested in seeing how investigations/trials/etc work within a military setting. Something more focused on the lawyers/cops than on their cases would be ideal, if that even exists.

I already know of the military sci-fi series JAG in Space by Jack Campbell. I've read the first book and it was enjoyable but not really what I wanted as the main character isn't actually a lawyer.

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