I just finished Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer, and it was great! I have to admit that this book caught my attention for an unusual reason. When I read about an author who is both a lawyer and a preacher, that combination struck me as interesting and unlikely. Then when I read that one of his main characters was also both lawyer and preacher, well I had to see how that would all play out! This is the first of Randy Singer's books that I have read, but I don't intend for it to be the last.
Fatal Convictions is a suspenseful legal thriller. It started off a little slow, taking some time to set up the story and background information on the characters. But once it took off -- well, I found it really hard to put down.
Alex Madison and his partner Shannon Reese are in need of a profitable case to help keep their law practice afloat. Alex stumbles across what might be the perfect personal injury case involving the wife of a Muslim imam. Things get much more interesting, though, when the imam is accused of murder, suspected of ordering an "honor killing" of the wife of one of the members of his mosque. Alex finds himself having to make very hard decisions. Should he take the route that will save face in his church and his law practice, or is he morally bound to defend the man everyone thinks is guilty but Alex believes just might be innocent? Conflicting cultures and beliefs, life-threatening dangers, potential love interests, and more make this a very exciting read that I highly recommend.