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Secret Justice

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  172 ratings  ·  20 reviews

James W. Huston takes the hottest issue of our time—the War on Terrorism—and explores it with a compelling, stay-up-late thriller filled with high-stakes courtroom drama, white-knuckle in-the-cockpit flying, and the shadowy world of American Special Forces operations.

Lieutenant Kent "Rat" Rathman is back. In the middle of the desert, in the dead of night, Lieutenant Rathma

Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Published (first published May 27th 2003)
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An exciting military suspense novel that makes you question why the government is trying to railroad a special forces operative who is attempting to free the world of a know terrorist and his cell. Great story with the grand finale I love. 8 out of 10 for me.
Never read this authors work but I really liked this novel, will read more from him
Don Weidinger
difficult trial, annoy aggravate a shit stick, start queue on, who is behind this, work on from unexpected angles, nuclear bombs and fear of crazy acts, Paul none of is good, support Hitler’s justice as amnesty doctors Ollie, predisposed to find guilty for punishment and individual’s sense of justice vs justice of individual.
#2 in the "Rat" Rathman series. Not much of a series, Rathman appears in two of author Huston's military thrillers.

"Rat" Rathman series - When Lieutenant Ratham is investigated for the death of a member of Wahamad Duar's terrorist organization during interrogation, he finds he must defend himself before he can protect his country from a massive attack planned by Duar's organization
Oct 29, 2008 Doug rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Flynn fans, "24" fans
Shelves: fic-j-huston
I wasn't looking for much from a Clancyish, Flynn-like novel about government conspiracies and the alleged torture of terrorists, and was thus amazed with the quality of this story. Readers are introduced to the waterboard within the first tenth of the book and riveted throughout. Five easy stars.
Secret Justice is just okay at best. I was in the mood for light, fast-paced adventure. Instead I got implied philosophy in a slow-paced adventure. Oh is not great, but nor is it hideous.
Good book, but predictable. This is conspiracy 101 and did not build up the politica intrique enough. I did enjoy the book because it is full of action and anti-terrorism sentiments.
One of the partners in my law firm wrote a series of books about this character. This one is about the ethics and effectiveness of torture. It's an action beach read.
Steve Davis
Good yarn with lots of navy and legal jargon -- understandable for a past F-14 TopGun pilot and lawyer author. I'll read more from this author.
Dane Morgan
Jul 25, 2013 Dane Morgan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I really couldn't put this book down. Read it late into the night, yes I did. I'm not even interested in the military, but this one was great.
James Hetzel
Like most thrillers, Secret Justice was predictable. Still, I really enjoyed it. The author certainly understands the Navy. A good read.
Tackles the issue of torture as a tool to extract information, particularly terrorists when time is of the essence.
Outstanding military suspense thriller. This novel draws you in through it’s exciting conclusion. 10 of 10 stars
Mr. Houston has written a few novels I couldn't put down. This, however, wasn't one of them.
I really enjoyed reading this book and getting back to Rat.
Read on the plane - would not recommend
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In addition to being the author of Falcon Seven, Marine One, Secret Justice, Shadows of Power, Fallout, Flash Point, The Price of Power and Balance of Power, I am a partner in the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, and head of the Trial Practice Group, and a former Navy Flight Officer in F-14s.

I grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana, and attended the University of South Carolina on a
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