Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer (Review)

  • Paperback: 448 pages

  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (May 1, 2013)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1414375588

  • 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?

    My Review:

    This was a great legal thriller book. I really enjoyed reading it. It did not get really suspenseful until the middle which was okay. The first part really set up the characters and plot. I loved Landon and Kerri. She waiting for him while he was in prison and married him when he got out. I liked how neither of them gave up on each other through the book. One of the main themes was honesty and not living a lie. I was surprised by the twists in the end. I found myself saying WHAT! The characters and the plot are well developed and interesting. It held my attention from beginning to end. I could not read fast enough to see what happened next. Highly Recommended. :)

    Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned nine legal thrillers, including his award-winning debut novel Directed Verdict. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as a 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 ethics at Regent Law School and serves on the school's Board of Visitors. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children.

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