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The Advocate

The Advocate


England, 1943.

The unthinkable has happened: a local spotter on the remote English coastline has witnessed American pilots, returning from a bombing run, turning their guns on one of their own.

The victim and his plane are downed, and the spotter and his wife are the next targets as the rogue American planes return to strafe their home and their livestock, with such force and purpose that it is a miracle anyone survives.

What could cause decorated leaders of men to kill their brother-in-arms and then viciously attack Allied civilians?

For JAG Lieutenant Harry Voss, the investigation will become his personal war, igniting a series of revelations that detonate up the chain of command and threaten Harry’s career — and then his life.

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?


Praise for Bill Mesce Jr.

'A thought-provoking twist on legal thrillers…Absorbing.' — The Sunday Oregonian

'Fascinating.' — The Midwest Book Review

'Intriguing…The Advocate is first an anti-war war story and, almost as important, a character study of the effects of war on some of its participants.' — Mystery News

Bill Mesce Jr. lives in New Jersey with his wife and children. He is the author of novels which feature Harry Voss, Officer of the Court.

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