Don Brown (author)

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Don Brown
Born (1960-06-03) June 3, 1960 (age 54)
Plymouth, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Author; Attorney
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Genres Thriller
Notable work(s) Treason, Black Sea Affair, Malacca Conspiracy
Children Mary Claire Brown, Caroline Mitchell Brown, Graham Hardison Brown[1]

Don Brown (Donald Mitchell Brown, Jr.) was born June 3, 1960 in Plymouth, North Carolina, United States. Brown is an author of eight published novels, and is perhaps best known for his bestselling novel, Treason [2] released by Zondervan Publishing Company in 2005. Treason explored the issues and dangers of radical Islamic infiltration in the US military.

Early life and Education[edit]

A Washington County, North Carolina native currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina,[3] Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

US Navy JAG Officer[edit]

Brown spent five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG).[4] He continued his studies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, earning the Navy's nonresident certificate in International Law. While serving as a JAG officer in the Pentagon in 1992, Brown was published in the US Navy Law Review, drafting a legal position paper instructing United States Military Lawyers on defending against temporary injunctions filed against the military.[5] The published article in the prestigious Naval Law Review would become Brown's very first publication.

Navy Justice Series[edit]

Brown is author of Zondervan's Navy Justice Series: including Treason (2005), Hostage (2005), Defiance (2006), and Black Sea Affair, released in 2008.[6] His fifth novel, Malacca Conspiracy, a novel in which terrorists launch attacks against oil tankers in the Malacca Straights, was released in 2010.[7][8][9]

Brown's sixth novel, Thunder in the Morning Calm, a novel that explores the question of whether American servicemen who were listed as MIAs may still be alive in North Korea from the Korean War, was released in the summer of 2011.

Thunder in the Morning Calm was the first novel released in Zondervan's Pacific Rim Series, and Brown has stated in interviews that he penned the novel in part to bring attention to the issue of Americans left behind in North Korean prison camps at the end of the Korean War.[10][11]

Brown's seventh novel, entitled Fire of the Raging Dragon, a geopolitical action-thriller set in the South China Sea, was released through HarperCollins publishers in November 2012.[12][13][14]

Published works[edit]

Navy Justice series

  1. Treason (Zondervan Publishing, 2005)ISBN 0310259339
  2. Hostage (Zondervan Publishing, 2006)ISBN 0310259347
  3. Defiance (Zondervan Publishing, 2007)ISBN 0310272130
  4. Black Sea Affair (Zondervan Publishing, 2007)ISBN 0310272149
  5. Malacca Conspiracy (Zondervan Publishing 2010) ISBN 0310272157

Pacific Rim series

  1. Thunder in the Morning Calm (Zondervan Publishing, 2011)ISBN 0310330149
  2. Fire of the Raging Dragon (Zondervan Publishing, 2012)ISBN 9780310410447
  3. Storming the Black Ice (Harper Collins Publishing, 2014)ISBN 9780310410454

US Navy Publications

  1. Temporary Injunctions Aimed at the Military: A Rapid Response Plan for Government Lawyers, by Lieutenant Donald M. Brown, Jr. JAGC, USNR, 40 Naval L. Rev. 157 (1992)

Legal career[edit]

Don Brown is also an attorney licensed in North and South Carolina. He is the owner of Brown & Associates, PLLC, a law firm located in Charlotte, NC,[15] where he practices law in the areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Estate Planning.

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