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John Cann would never defend a war criminal - especially one he's seen engaged in horrendous acts. But when Arthur Matsen, a trusted friend, mentor and colleague needs his help, Cann must make an impossible choice.Forced to find the blurred boundaries between blind trust and what is seen, Cann is haunted by thoughts of Janie Reston, a young college girl savagely brutalized and left for dead all because of her connection to him.As Cann is consumed with complex legal and ethical issues, Janie is in grave danger. Will she fall prey to an unscrupulous psychiatrist intent on exploiting her horrific ordeal to further his own misguided theories of repressed memory?In the dark places where past, present and future collide, memory has both the power to transform - and destroy.Deeply textured, remarkably intense and resplendent with rich historical detail, A Grave Breach brims with raw emotion. With exquisite characters and a plot that moves deftly through time and place, A Grave Breach shines in its powerful portrayal of heroism, memory, loyalty and sacrifice.
Born and raised in New England and now living in Florida with his wife Sandy, James Macomber is a former serviceman, college student, bartender, waiter, salesman, tennis instructor, actor, photographer and practicing attorney. He is the author of international legal thrillers featuring former Special Forces/NSA/CIA operator, now lawyer, John Cann whom Booklist described as a strong, multi-layered protagonist with the star power to keep this series going for a very long time. But Macomber's novels are about more than just Cann. They feature an ensemble cast of memorable characters centering on the 'players' at a Washington DC international law firm with very close ties to the intelligence community. Notable among them is Katherine Price, also a lawyer with a past, hers in counter-terror at the Department of Justice and the State Department.
In novels that reflect and often predict actual events, Bargained for Exchange dealt with terrorists in academia, Art & Part, assassinations in the Netherlands during the trial of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie bombers, and A Grave Breach, with atrocities, international organized crime and human trafficking against the backdrop of the Bosnian war crimes trials. It was in A Grave Breach, that the character of Katherine Price was introduced and she became, in fact, the hero of the novel. By popular demand, she and John got together in the fourth Macomber novel, Sovereign Order where they attend the Monaco Grand Prix and risk losing everything to a horrifying WMD attack on the crown jewel of formula Grand Prix racing.
And soon to come is Extraordinary Rendition which introduces former Air Force para-rescue Jake Priestly who must battle enemies foreign and domestic, human and otherwise to save a judge whose disappearance threatens the balance of the United States Supreme Court.