New USNA novel, No Greater Duty, to be released June 7, 2022


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 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, they choose to stand for a greater duty because it is honorable, despite any consequences that lie ahead for them. ​