A Novel of a Court-MartialFour future Navy officers, two women and two men, fall under the spell of charismatic leader James Drayton at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. They form a secret society called the Great Lovers, named after a poem by Rupert Brooke. When Drayton dies in a suspicious explosion on an aircraft carrier, the Great Lovers become the chiA Novel of a Court-MartialFour future Navy officers, two women and two men, fall under the spell of charismatic leader James Drayton at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. They form a secret society called the Great Lovers, named after a poem by Rupert Brooke. When Drayton dies in a suspicious explosion on an aircraft carrier, the Great Lovers become the chief suspects. The surviving members of the secret society must defend their friend and their own freedom in a court-martial for mutiny. Trial of Honor is a fast-paced, suspenseful naval thriller about honor, both personal and national....
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Trial of Honor Reviews
Rating 4.5The Trial of Honor – A Novel of a Court Martial is an intriguing novel that provokes thoughts on honor.James Drayton the leader of the secret group, Great Lovers, is dead at the setting of the story. He dies in the explosion on the carrier, Determination. An incident the Chinese pokes fun at, laughing at the incompetence of one of the US greatest military services. From the event and I imagine the need of the Navy to repudiate mockery by the Chinese and possibly worldviews negative imagery of US military might, an improbable court trial takes place. It appears as a trial of guilt by association because Officer James Drayton violates naval protocol when discovered at the explosion. Drayton’s reputation and those of his group become questionable and therefore, they become suspects in the cause of the explosion.James Drayton is a well-drawn character, fascinating in his ideas and youthful beliefs that he could improve on the traditions of the Navy. Those ideas are idealistic and thought provoking. The novel lays out the details reminding me of the movie, “A Few Good Men”, which has been airing on the television this past week. A question becomes when do personal beliefs cross the line of navy traditions. Should we allow the nature of a person determine their worthiness. What is the cost of maintaining old traditions measured against the future and the changing world? Should the military allow a certain amount of individual autonomy for progression into the future?Ironically, the story depicts something far greater than the typical thriller of who done it. The explosion is simply the catalyst for the readers to become engage in the story, to promote the desire to search out the nuances of empathy, love for people and country, patriotism, achievement, and the willingness to question existing values and attitudes.I love this story. It makes me want to seek out novels outside of my usual reading fare. The ending was surprising and all the pieces fell in place. The author does a wonderful job of putting the Navy on trial. Highly RecommendedOriginally posted to Trial of Honor Review
The author exceeded my expectations. Picked up to read a chapter and could not put down until finished. Characters had substance which helped carry plot line in smooth easy to read fashion.Surprise ending did not feel contrived which made reading experience exceptional.This is not just a guy book so women give serious consideration to purchasing.
I enjoyed this book. It seemed to me to be a novel with the ring of truth and was so believable. I would definitely recommend it to others.