A Just Determination
JAG in Space #1
A young man, Paul Sinclair, is fresh out of Space Academy and on a ship for the first time. One of his side duties is to be the ships legal advisor. The captain fires upon a civilian ship outside of US territory and is court-martialed. Sinclair testifies on the captain’s behalf, even though he doesn’t like him at all, because he believes that the charges brought against the captain do not reflect accurately.
Ends up with Sinclair getting involved with an officer on another ship and the captain being reassigned to some backwater office, instead of getting hung.