A Just Determination (Paul Sinclair Series, Book 1) by John G. Hemry

By John G. Hemry

Clean from the Academy, Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson , whose venture is to forestall any international vessels from violating U.S. sovereign space.

When Captain Peter Wakeman mistakenly destroys a civilian technological know-how- send perceived as adversarial, Sinclair needs to testify opposed to Wakeman at a court-martial listening to. yet Sinclair believes that the severity of the fees opposed to the captain are unjust-and turns into a witness for the defense...

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