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No Greater Duty

Fans of "A Few Good Men" and "Saving Private Ryan" will be drawn to this powerful story of courage, integrity, and valor in uniform.

Alex Kramer, a prior-enlisted marine and a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, saved three gravely-wounded brothers during combat and was decorated for extraordinary valor. Now conflict confronts him after he takes unauthorized leave to prevent a suicide by a Marine whose life he had rescued under fire. Navy Lieutenant Tara Marcellus, an Academy graduate and submarine junior officer, has returned to Annapolis as a company officer. She meets the fearless midshipman who petitions Tara's sense of moral courage when senior officers recommend punishing Alex with the harshest sanction: separation.

Alex's case triggers heated arguments at the Naval Academy's highest levels. He fiercely defends the code of honor he swore, and bled, to uphold; never leave a sailor or Marine behind. Tara deals with a major test of character: either take Alex's side with risks to her role, or do nothing and regret her silence. Together, the two young service members will stand up for a greater duty---for integrity---because it is honorable, despite any consequences that lie ahead for them.

Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart is the author of four nonfiction books. Two military works present the full four-year experience for midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Two others cover athletics: the competitive sport of rowing, and the memoir of a former NCAA Division I athletic director. No Greater Duty is his debut novel.

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