Detained (#01 in Navy Jag Series)
A man and his son dreamed of America's freedom, but the dream became a nightmare when they ended up at Guantánamo Bay. Hasan Makari and his son, Najib, both Lebanese nationals, have dreamed of the day they would experience...
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A man and his son dreamed of America's freedom, but the dream became a nightmare when they ended up at Guantánamo Bay.
Hasan Makari and his son, Najib, both Lebanese nationals, have dreamed of the day they would experience the shining freedom of America. But when they arrive in the US, they are arrested, accused of terrorism, and incarcerated at the Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp in Cuba, all on false charges. Suddenly, they face the nightmare of death by execution.
Their only hope is Navy JAG Officer Matt Davis, who has been assigned to the case of his life-to defend the Makaris in court at Guantánamo Bay. Matt believes his clients are innocent, but he faces monumental opposition-not only from powerful federal prosecutors with a huge agenda and an unlimited budget, but also from the woman he loves who, as a fellow JAG officer, has been ordered onto the prosecution team to convict the Makaris.
As the drama unfolds in Cuba, Emily Gardner, a top-ranking TSA lawyer, has just received a larger-than-life nomination as General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security. While preparing for confirmation by the US Senate, she discovers a shocking scheme that will turn her life upside down. Can Emily expose the truth in time to save the lives of those being accused-and escape with her own life? Somewhere between the war-torn plains of Northern Lebanon and the secret torture chamber of Guantánamo Bay lie the keys to justice.
Don Brown (JD), a former Navy JAG Officer and the author of Zondervan's riveting Navy Justice Series - Black Sea Affair; Defiance; Hostage and Treason Most recently he has produced THe Malacca Conspiracy and Thunder in the Morning Calm.
He is founder of Brown and Associates, PLLC. Don went on to receive a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law. He spent five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. During that time, he served with the U.S. Attorney, served in the Pentagon, and was published in the Naval Law Review. He continued his studies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island earning the Navy's nonresident certificate in International Law.