WIN A FREE COPY of Randy Singer's legal thriller, "The Last Plea Bargain" & Check out my review too!
Woo-hoo! One of my favourite authors, Randy Singer, has recently released his latest book, The Last Please Bargain.
Read on for my review, and make sure to enter to WIN a free copy of the book too!
Publisher: Tyndale House
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Jamie Brock is a no-nonsense prosecutor who has developed a reputation for refusing to plea bargain and cut a deal for criminals. However, her vow to hold criminals accountable to the full extent of the law is tested when she gets involved in a case where the accused is being arrested for allegedly murdering his wife. During his time in jail, he seizes the opportunity to jam up the justice system by enacting a plan for all criminals in the city to refuse to make a deal, and the prosecutor's caseloads explode in numbers. In the meantime, Jamie's seeking justice for the man convicted of murdering her mother many years earlier, a man awaiting the death penalty. As the day of his death draws near, Jamie's personal life starts unraveling, while she is faced with making compromises at work that have startling consequences.
The Last Please Bargain is typical Randy Singer - a tautly written legal suspense novel with plenty of twists and turns. The plot raced along, with a myriad of villains thrown into the mix, until you're not sure who's the good guy anymore. Jamie is a complex character with an admirable bent for justice and someone who holds family first, and you just can't help liking her despite her very human flaws and sometimes questionable ethics.
I found the elements of the plot regarding plea bargaining and the attempt to overwhelm the justice system to be fascinating, one that made me wonder if such a thing would be truly possible in real life, and what impact that would have on society over the long-term. The conclusion was superb with one twist that I didn't entirely see coming, and it neatly wrapped up the story while leaving me wishing for future books involving Jamie Brock (and her unexpected romance with a character I shall leave unnamed).
Singer is a master of legal suspense, and readers drawn to this genre should plan on purchasing this well-written book. I strongly recommend this read, and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
An advanced reader's copy was provided via the publisher, Tyndale, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
Check out a trailer for the book below:
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/.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY...
I am giving away a FREE copy of a paperback version of The Last Blea Bargain, courtesy of the publisher. Unfortunately, the contest is only open to residents of the US. To enter the contest, leave a comment below to tell me about your favourite Randy Singer book so far, or if you've never had a chance to yet read his books, tell me your favourite genre of books to read. Please include your name and email address so I can contact the winner. The contest is only open until March 31, 2012.
Good luck and God bless!