Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales - Book Review

I finished reading Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer.  I'm so glad I chose this novel, it's a fast paced legal thriller with surprises at each turn of events!  With perfectly crafted characters, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales kept me entertained and guessing right from the start until I turned the last pages!

"Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a point-shaving scheme.  In prison, he finds forgiveness and faith.  After prison, he earns a law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth.
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Harry McNaughten is one of the founding partners of McNaughten and Clay - and the only attorney willing to take a chance employing an ex-con turned lawyer.  Though Landon initially questions Harry's ethics and methods, the crusty old lawyer wins Landon's respect with his brilliant legal mind and knack for winning.  But as the two lawyers prepare for a high-profile murder case, Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging.  Weeks later, the firm's leased jet explodes over Chesapeake Bay, and two more McNaughten and Clay lawyers are eulogized.  Somebody had a vendetta against the firm, and Landon, his family, and his sole remaining partner are the final targets.
     As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, the can't help but wonder:  Is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughten and Clay's past, or to the murder trial he's neck-deep in now?  And will he survive long enough to find out?"

I loved this book and the characters, and yes I said loved!  In my opinion this novel was brilliantly written.  Because I absolutely dislike reviews that contain spoilers, I will not ruin any details in the plot itself for you.
But I have to say, rarely do I read a book that I can't guess the ending by the time I get to the middle or even by three fourths into it!  In fact I thought I had this one pinned, and was pretty sure of myself having thought I had it all figured out.  Even though I found myself several times throughout this novel, re-thinking my theories and changing my mind.
This book had so many turns and twist of events.  That when I finished I just said to myself.  Wow, I didn't see that coming!  Being able to write a novel so intricately so a reader is still hooked and guessing throughout is a rare skill and Randy Singer has it!

Additionally, the story-line is well researched and realistic as are the characters.  Anyone who loves football, criminal law or just loves to bury them self in a great book full of fast paced suspense will not be disappointed!  I found Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales to be a clean read.  Randy Singer is an author who understands how to write a thriller without having to insert excessive amounts of foul language to get his point across.  If your child picked this up you wouldn't have any problem with them reading it as well.  If you are someone who is like me and appreciates high quality intriguing suspense, you'll want to pick this one up!  Like I said above, it won't disappoint!

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Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my review.  All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

7 comments :

  1. are you on GoodReads? If you are, add me, I'm on there.
    Criminal books aren't my type of thing, but hey you never know.

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  2. Interesting. I'm also not a fan of mystery/crime books, but I like football, so.... Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I've read of few of his books and enjoyed them. I'll have to check this one out. I didn't know he had a new one.

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    1. Ya, oddly this was his first book I read, but looks like I will check out the others!

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