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?
About the Author
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. Visit his Web site at http://www.randysinger.net.
I have read several of Randy Singer’s novels and they are always attention grabbing and fascinating to read. His characters seem real and his novels have a twist and degree of complication that make them interesting to read. His background as an attorney is apparent within his novels as he is very knowledgeable about the legalities and our court systems. His novels never disappoint the reader and include an action packed plot and sometimes an unusual outcome. In his novels, Singer incorporates a Christian theme with the drama and mystery of the plot and this novel is no different from his others in that regard. Landon, the main character, has determination with a likable personality. I would highly recommend this novel to those who like reading mysteries and thrillers with a Christian tone.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.