Dress Gray

Dress Gray

Lucian K. Truscott

Lucian K. Truscott

This New York Times–bestselling novel about a crime and cover-up at West Point offers "a compelling portrait of the military academy" (The New York Times). Ry Slaight is a young cadet at the United States Military Academy, walking punishment tours in May 1968, when he hears that the body of a plebe has been found floating in Lake Popolopen. Supposedly, it was an accident—but it's not long before Slaight learns details about the autopsy suggesting a much darker story. Slaight's personal quest to uncover the truth—and the authorities' efforts to keep it from him—will reveal both heroes and villains within the Long Gray Line in this "frightening novel about 'a secret cult headquartered on the Hudson behind a stone façade.' . . . The author mounts an attack on his alma mater with brilliance and fury" (Newsday).
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Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

Lucian K. Truscott

Lucian K. Truscott

"Truscott, author of Army Blue and Dress Gray, has the makings of another hit here in this novel of old-fashioned honor and courage up against raw, violent political power. Major Sam Butterfield, en route to his new base in Kentucky, sees a man being savagely beaten and charges to the rescue. He ends up over his head in hot water; the man he rescued is blackmailing the political boss of southern Illinois, and Sam has accidentally been handed the evidence. When a friend who helps him escape is murdered, Sam, together with pool shark Johnny Gee and an old girlfriend in the governor's office, stalks the politician to get evidence that will put him away forever." —Library Journal
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Full Dress Gray

Full Dress Gray

Lucian K. Truscott

Lucian K. Truscott

A female cadet has collapsed and died while parading past the reviewing stand on a hot September morning. The autopsy establishes that she had sex with three different men the night before. Some claim that it's evidence of a major military scandal.Superintendent Ry Slaight fears it may be evidence of a shocking crime. His daughter—a cadet herself—is endangering her life in a quest for the truth. And among those who know the truth, the watchword is don't ask, don't tell . . .
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Heart of War

Heart of War

Lucian K. Truscott

Lucian K. Truscott

The brutal murder of Lieutenant Sheila Worthy has sent shock waves of fear throughout Fort Benning, Georgia; the task of finding her killer falls to Major Kara Guidry, the top lawyer in the judge advocate general's office. Kara must tread carefully; suspicion of guilt has already begun to spread—all the way to Washington's corridors of power. But the most dangerous revelation of all is yet to come. It is a secret that will rock the military establishment. A secret Kara must protect at all costs—before a shattering courtroom disclosure blows the truth sky-high . . .
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Army Blue

Army Blue

Lucian K. Truscott

Lucian K. Truscott

In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his first novel, Dress Gray, Truscott turns his attention to the Vietnam War and delivers a suspenseful, sprawling court-martial drama set in Saigon in 1969. At twenty-three, platoon leader Lt. Matthew Nelson Blue is the youngest member of an army family; his father is a colonel and his grandfather a profane, cantankerous retired general. Shortly after one of his men is killed by friendly fire while on routine patrol, Blue is arrested and charged with desertion in the face of the enemy. Arriving in Vietnam, his father and grandfather end their long estrangement and join forces to clear the young soldier's name. Truscott's plot offers less than initially meets the eye; the nature of the conspiracy and cover-up that nearly destroy Blue is fairly easy to predict, as is the disillusionment about Vietnam that eventually befalls his seniors. The author's intimate portrayal of the texture of army life gives his narrative a...
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