Highest Law

Highest Law

by R. J. Pineiro

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It is said that the hardest battles for our veterans are fought within, but what would you do if you discovered that a widely-available PTSD medication designed to help our military heroes cope with the horrors of war had a very uncommon but quite violent side effect? Just how far would you go to expose the truth?

While on a routine mission in Kandahar Province, Southern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Law Pacheco witnessed what he thought was the use of biological weapons by American civilian contractors on Afghan noncombatants. The very next day, he and his team fell victim to the violence of a U.S. gunship unleashed accidentally on a mountainside where he was operating, shredding his back and tearing off his left leg.

Although it takes him six months to learn to walk again, Law's worst wounds are not visible. Suffering from PTSD and survivor's guilt, but determined not become a veteran-suicide statistic, he tries to put the past behind him and move on with his life by joining the ranks of the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. There, along with feisty special agents Mia Patel and Beatriz Howard, Law investigates a mysterious mass shooting at a VA hospital by a decorated Navy veteran with no priors.

But the investigation unknowingly takes him down a twisting path into his former life that challenges the official reports of what happened on that mountain while also threatening to expose a pharmaceutical conspiracy reaching the highest law of the land.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160784311
Publisher: R.J. Pineiro
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Series: Law Pacheco Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 710,455
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Born in Cuba and raised in Central America, R.J. Pineiro spent several years in the midst of civil wars before migrating to the United States in the late 1970s, first to Florida to attend Florida Air Academy in Melbourne. There, RJ earned a pilot's license and high school diploma in 1979, before heading to Louisiana for college.

R.J. earned a degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1983 and joined the high-tech industry in Austin Texas, working in computer chip design, test, and manufacturing.

In the late 1980s R.J. began studying to become a novelist. Reading everything from classical literature to contemporary novels, R.J.'s love of storytelling became uncontrollable. Using an aging personal computer, R.J. decided to launch a writing career.

R.J.'s first published work, SIEGE OF LIGHTNING, a novel about a sabotaged space shuttle, was released by Berkley/Putnam in May of 1993. A second novel, ULTIMATUM, about a second Gulf War scenario, was released the following year, 1994, by Forge Books, which went on to publish R.J.'s next 12 novels over the following 13 years.

In 2015, R.J. teamed up with TV News military analyst Colonel David Hunt to kick off the "Hunter Stark Book Series." The first book in the series, WITHOUT MERCY, about ISIS gaining acquiring nuclear weapons, was released on 3.7.17. The second book, WITHOUT FEAR, about the war in Afghanistan, was released on 8.7.18

?In 2017, R.J. also teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Joe Weber. The result is ASHES OF VICTORY, a novel of global terrorism and international conflict released by Ignition Books on 9.3.18

In 2018, R.J. penned a nineteenth novel, AVENUE OF REGRETS, a mystery revolving around sex trafficking and domestic abuse released on 11.16.18

In 2019, R.J. re-released his old and first novel, Siege of Lightning, on Kindle and also on a new paperback. He also released on 5.17.19 his twentieth novel, CHILLING EFFECT, a global climate thriller.

His new novel, HIGHEST LAW, which focuses on veteran PTSD and Big Pharma, will be released on 2-14-20.

R.J. is married to L.M. Pineiro, an artist and jewelry designer. They have one son, Cameron & Daughter-in-Law Sarah, and two crazy dogs, Coco and Zea.

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