No Tales, No Lies, Just Mercy and Loyalty (5 Stars)
Randy Singer has done it again with his latest novel, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales (Tyndale House Publishers)
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales…just the title draws you in wanting to know what tales these lawyers know that gets them killed. Just think of all the “tales” lawyers have and can’t “tell” because of client confidentiality. This book demonstrates a kind of loyalty to your clients, your friends, your partners, your family that most of us don’t usually equate with being a lawyer.
The book starts out 15 years earlier in Damascus in a prison interrogation room. Sean Phoenix had to endure the agonizing sounds of the Syrians torturing his love, Fatinah. He never broke, at least he never gave up secrets, but his soul broke and his heart was full of revenge to the American’s who let it happen.
Present day, we meet Landon Reed. An ex-football jock who just spent two years in prison for a point shaving scandal while he was playing college football. He’s released and his girlfriend and his little girl (who was born while he was in prison) meet him and they immediately go and get married. Prison changed Landon in more ways than one. He was redeemed by Jesus Christ and now has his heart set on being a lawyer to help people who need it most.
Landon passes the bar and is shown mercy by Harry McNaughten, who voted in his favor in the Character and Fitness Committee and McNaughten even offers Landon a job in his firm, McNaughten and Clay.
Now the ground work is laid and the real story begins. A story of insider trading, sleazy lawyers, off-shore accounts, and the lawyers in the firm are being killed. Why? And what does Sean Phoenix have to do with any of this? Landon remains in the firm and is determined to keep this case representing Elias King going and to find out the truth behind all the scandal and murders. Only, will it get him killed? What about the danger to his family? Landon brings in an old football friend, Billy Thurston, a 300 pound NFL lineman to help protect his family.
I won’t tell anymore, just like dead lawyers tell no tales, this blogger will not reveal anymore of the book. You’ll just have to read it for yourself. It’s a great book, one full of twists and turns and you don’t know until the end who’s behind the murders and why. I love these kinds of books, ones that keep you guessing until the end. Ones that are hard to put down.
If you have never read a Randy Singer book before, this is a good one to start with. And if you are already a fan, then you’ll want to make sure you read this book.
Here are some links you’ll want to visit:
http://www.randysinger.net – Randy’s website
http://files.tyndale.com/thpdata/FirstChapters/978-1-4143-8675-1.pdf – Read an excerpt of the first chapter.
http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/RandySinger.mp4 – This is a video interview with Randy Singer that you don’t want to miss.
http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/DeadLawyersAuthorQA.pdf – A written interview with Randy as he answers ten questions. It’s very good, don’t miss it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest opinion and did not receive any compensation for a favorable review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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