A Cold and Distant Place (The Advocate Book 3) (2020)

A Cold and Distant Place The Advocate Book Germany To Raymond Peck every incoming round of artillery sounds like the finger of God tearing through the firmament to get him Inexperienced and ignorant of the true atrocities of combat gre
  • Title: A Cold and Distant Place (The Advocate Book 3)
  • Author: Bill Mesce Jr.
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1944, Germany To Raymond Peck, every incoming round of artillery sounds like the finger of God tearing through the firmament to get him Inexperienced and ignorant of the true atrocities of combat, green radio controller Peck, is positioned in a clearing less than 750 yards north northwest of Hill 399 Hill 399, named because it s 399m steep, is hell on earth Attemptin1944, Germany To Raymond Peck, every incoming round of artillery sounds like the finger of God tearing through the firmament to get him Inexperienced and ignorant of the true atrocities of combat, green radio controller Peck, is positioned in a clearing less than 750 yards north northwest of Hill 399 Hill 399, named because it s 399m steep, is hell on earth Attempting to trudge through the Kall Trail and crusade over the hill are the Love, King and Item battalions With soldiers depleting at an astronomical rate and radio communications interrupted by the heavy fire, the American troops on Hill 399 are in trouble No air aid comes and no ammunition reinforcements are in sight For three gruelling days the battalions try to take this hill and now tensions are rising as Lieutenant Sisto, Lieutenant Tully, Colonel Joyce and Colonel Porter erupt into argument On the last day of attack, Dominick Sisto s battalion reach the crest of the hill but in front of them lies only death Over the crackling radio connection that Peck desperately tries to channel, Sisto states he is retreating under Colonel Porter s orders But Joyce, an ambitious and self aggrandising Colonel orders Lieutenant Sisto to remain in position Sisto doesn t And when his battalion reach the bottom of the hill and Colonel Porter remains to be found, Joyce threatens to court martial him Sisto is placed under arrest for desertion under fire and disobeying a direct order JAG Lieutenant Harry Voss, a lawyer by trade, positioned in Italy, is visited by pal Colonel Joseph P Ryan from the Judge Advocate s Bureau on Thanksgiving Day But their meeting is not a festive one Colonel Ryan has snuck down from Liege to inform Voss of Sisto s predicament and draft him as Sisto s defense team Voss decides to defend the boy who he had practically raised and pulls together a last minute research team comprising of lawyer Peter Ricks, Andy Thom from Sisto s battalion, and Eddie Owen, a Scottish journalist But they have their work cut out for them when Leonard Courie, a hotshot ADA from Cleveland, is chosen as their opposition Courie s sly tactics, including moving the council and court to a new location, to Countess D Audran s castle, further complicate the case for Sisto s team and cost them days At the grand but derelict castle, time is running out as the trial approaches Harry Voss focuses on the case, Owen greets Sisto on the castle wall and the Countess rides off mysteriously into the dark every night Will this unlikely team be able to mount a defense in time Will Sisto s charges be dismissed or will Joyce be proved triumphant and Sisto be confined to military prison for life A Cold and Distant Place is a fast paced legal thriller set in the devastating battlefields of World War Two Praise for Bill Mesce s The Advocate The Advocate is a page turning look at honor, loyalty, and the secrets that even victory can breed It probes the age old question that every serving man and woman fears In battle, is murder a crime A thought provoking twist on legal thrillers Absorbing The Sunday Oregonian Fascinating.
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