Five US soldiers, tasked with guarding Iraqi prisoners, stand accused of committing depraved atrocities against their charges. Drummond is assigned to defend one of them: a hardscrabble young woman who is either incredibly naive or deceptively evil...and whose incriminating photos made the case an international scandal.
Drummond and his cocounsel, the fiercely antiwar Katherine Carlson, have a complicated and combative history, but they can't afford to get distracted now. They must determine what drove five young patriots to fall so far to the dark side of human nature. As Drummond uncovers evidence that his client has been used as a pawn in a secret strategy involving torture, he realizes he's caught up in a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of government. Breaking down the US military's formidable stonewalling could destabilize the government and put his life at risk - but Drummond's not the type to back away from a good fight.
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By Carôle on 20-02-18
Interesting and Intriguing
This is my first foray into this author's work, but it won't be my last. Written in the first person, the JAG Officer is both amusing, assured and clever. I hope to find more stories with Sean Drummond, but if not, certainly more by Brian Haig.
The behind the scenes activities within the JAG, the Military and the CIA, make this an interesting and absorbing story, especially when you struggle to like ANY of the characters involved in the drama or solutions.
Well written and well narrated.
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By shelley on 26-03-15
I have missed Brian Haig! Glad to have him back...
What made the experience of listening to The Night Crew the most enjoyable?
Brian Haig is such a talented author. His books are so indepth, multifaceted and detail oriented. His books may not always adhere to the comfort level of the masses but his subject plots are realistic and very believable.
What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I thought Christopher Lane did a fine job. I prefer Scott Brick for Mr. Haig's books but I thought this narrator did a good job.
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I have missed this author so much and periodically check his name to see if he has written anything new, always disappointed when there is nothing. This was such a total surprise and I am so glad I found it. I hope that he will be writing again with more frequency. This book touches on some very taboo subjects including incest, torture of prisoners (like what happened at Guantanamo) with some variations. There is also some unrequited love, deviant behavior and murder (and boy does the ending knock your socks off!!). This is one ending I did not see coming. If you have read/listened to any of the Drummond books in the past this one will certainly be a surprise. If you haven't listened to this series before this still makes a fantastic stand alone. Bravo Brian Haig! Can you PLEASE write another one soon?
Just a note: If you haven't read The Hunted you are really missing a well written extraordinary story that is based on a true story that is so bizarre it read like fiction. One of the best books I have ever read.
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By Kathryn on 06-04-15
An intelligent and well written novel
I listened to some of Brian Haig's earlier novels a few years ago and enjoyed them. In the intervening years I listened to or read a number of other espionage, detective, and military novels, but what struck me about this novel, and Haig's work in general, is how sophisticated and intelligent they are. They are not mind candy or diversions from reality; there is no clear right or wrong, but shades of grey and the messy business of reality. Haig doesn't rant like some authors (Thor's recent work for example) yet subtlety illustrates for the reader/listener his point. Much more sophisticated and engaging. Great book, great author and well narrated. I hope Haig doesn't wait so long to write his next book.
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