During an amphibious-landing exercise at Camp Pendleton, California, Marines find a comatose fellow Marine on the beach; Harm and Meg investigate. A local Marine officer has said that the victim, Pfc. Hanson, had slept off a drunk and a fight; however, a medical officer suggests otherwise; she says that Hanson received a beating, that there was no drug or alcohol in his blood, and that she has seen and treated similar injuries in other men from the same company. Harm and Meg find inconsistent data and a surprise; the company commander, a captain, helps Hanson to regain consciousness. Harm, Meg, and the captain run into trouble while fixing the problem, but they sort it out and set it right. Written by
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