Monday, June 10, 2013

Loyalty and Redemption -- Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales

Not too long ago I was introduced to Randy Singer's legal thrillers, and I immediately became a fan.  His latest book, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, reminds me why I enjoy his stories so much.

The characters are rich and the story has many layers to it.  Forgiveness, redemption, loyalty, integrity -- so many important themes come through in a variety of situations and settings.

Then there are the twists and turns that keep you second guessing.  Just when you think everything is all tied up in a nice neat (maybe not so neat) bundle -- well . . . I certainly wouldn't want to give anything away!  In a list of questions and answers about this book, Randy had this to say:  "My perfect ending is one where the reader says, 'Wow! I didn't see that coming, but I should have.' That's the kind of ending I try to write."  Randy, you did just that in Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales.

I highly recommend Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales to fans of legal thrillers.  You will enjoy a great read with a Christian viewpoint and no worries of objectionable content.

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book

Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Be careful what you ask for.

Harry McNaughton is one of the founding partners of McNaughton & Clay—and the only lawyer willing to take a chance employing an ex-con-turned-lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, it’s clear the crusty old lawyer has one of the most brilliant legal minds Landon has ever encountered. The two dive into preparing a defense for one of the highest-profile murder trials Virginia Beach has seen in decades when Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Then two more lawyers are killed when the firm’s private jet crashes. Authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against McNaughton & Clay, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.

As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder, is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughton & Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?

You can read an excerpt from Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales here.

About the Author 

Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney.

He has penned more than 10 legal thrillers and was recently a finalist with John Grisham and Michael Connelly for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. Randy runs his own law practice and has been named to Virginia Business magazine's select list of "Legal Elite" litigation attorneys. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his "Jekyll and Hyde thing"—part lawyer, part pastor. He also teaches classes in advocacy and civil litigation at Regent Law School and, through his church, is involved with ministry opportunities in India. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children.

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Read some of what Randy has to say about this story and his writing in general here.  He also shares a little more in the following video.

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