At night in the Persian Gulf a group of terrorists make a sneak attack on a US Naval warship and explode a weapon, killing five sailors. Upon the arrival of one of the prisoners in the USA, a Marine corporal on a guard detail turns and shoots him on live TV network coverage. Mac and Bud prosecute the corporal for first-degree murder, and Harm defends. However, an "anonymous benefactor" hires a high-priced and high-powered civilian lawyer who also was one of Mac's law professors at Duke. A super-zealous and super-conservative patriot becomes involved -- more than he had intended or expected. Harm gets back his old job, and he helps to solve the mystery.
Did You Know?
The fictional target of the sneak terrorist attack is USS Wake Island. The real ship by that name was CVE-65, which served 1943-46; she was an escort aircraft carrier, also known as a "jeep carrier" or "baby flattop", of the Casablanca class. See more