Thursday, May 13, 2010
In the Name of Honor by Richard North Patterson tells an engrossing story of the trial of an Army officer charged with killing a fellow officer with whom he had served in Iraq. There are complications of family and romance, for both the accused and for his lawyer, who is the main character in the book. The book provides an enlightening look into the military justice system and into what has been endured by members of our military in Iraq. There were two things that I thought kept this from being a really good book. The first was a plot twist that I found to be unbelievable and inconsistent with the characters. The second was the fact that the middle of the book really dragged. I felt like the book would have been stronger if there hadn't been as much repetition.