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.