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A Just Determination

(2003)
(The first book in the Paul Sinclair series)
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The Barnes & Noble Review
Retired Navy officer and author of the popular military science fiction novels Stark's War, Stark's Command, and Stark's Crusade, John G. Hemry begins a markedly more cerebral series with A Just Determination.

Ensign Paul Sinclair is fresh out of the Naval Academy and assigned to the USS Michaelson as the ship's lone legal officer. The warship's mission is to patrol a very large volume of space, enforcing the U.S. claim on valuable transit routes and mineral rich asteroids.

When a South Asian Alliance ship trespasses into U.S. territory and runs from the Michaelson when approached, Captain Pete Wakeman decides to try and catch the intruding vessel before it leaves U.S. space. Wakeman's attempts at communication with the mysterious ship go unanswered, and when he fires a warning shot across the ship's bow, the ship changes its course and begins heading right for the Michaelson. Although the Alliance ship has no visible weapons, Wakeman takes no chances and fires on the ship, destroying it and everyone aboard.

When the Michaelson is ordered to return to port and the captain is court-martialed, young Sinclair must decide whether to keep quiet like everyone else or stand up for what he believes in -- a decision that could ruin his career as well as Wakeman's.

Like other popular military science fiction veterans such as David Drake and John Ringo, Hemry knows what he is talking about. This author has the right stuff -- top-notch military sci fi. Paul Goat Allen

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: JAG in Space - A Just Determination (Book 1)
Author(s): Jack Campbell writing as John G Hemry
ISBN: 0-85768-940-1 / 978-0-85768-940-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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April 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Just Determination (A Paul Sinclair Novel)
Author(s): John G Hemry, Jack Campbell
ISBN: 0-441-01052-0 / 978-0-441-01052-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Just Determination, A (JAG in Space)
Author(s): Jack Campbell
ISBN: 1-5366-3439-5 / 978-1-5366-3439-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Just Determination: JAG in Space, Book 1
Author(s): Jack Campbell
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Just Determination: JAG in Space, Book 1
Author(s): Jack Campbell
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Just Determination (JAG In Space Book 1)
Author(s): Jack Campbell
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Just Determination (A Paul Sinclair Novel Book 1)
Author(s): John G Hemry, Jack Campbell
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA