Fantastic from start to finish: "Rule of Law" by Randy Singer
about the book...
What did the president know? And when did she know it?
For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out.
But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top.
Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members?
Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true.
Equal justice under law.
It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?
The latest novel from Randy Singer is superbly written, a riveting story that will hold you in its grip from start to finish. The plot crackles with tension, and seems pulled from the headlines as the author explores whether country leaders and administrations are justified in taking whatever action they deem necessary for the security of their country. Paige is a character that readers will no doubt admire, while also appreciating that she stumbles a bit in the choices she makes, a trait we all as humans share. And though she may become a hero in her own right, "Rule of Law" especially honours those who give their lives in service to their country, and does so in a way that gave me a new appreciation for the way that families of those in the military band together to share life, especially in the hard times. They offer those of us in the church quite the example of what we should be demonstrating to others!
In the midst of the action packed scenes, I think my favourite part of this novel is the way that Singer takes a look at the law, having his characters reaching to the highest courts of America to grapple with deep questions of morality. While I myself may not be American, the issues of how nations interact with each other and whether certain leaders are above the law are ones that should matter to all of us. Singer raises some questions that we all need to wrestle with, amazingly doing so in the midst of an entertaining and engaging novel.
"Rule of Law" takes its place as one of the best books that I've read this year. Readers who enjoy legal thrillers, or really are just looking for a well-written book of any kind, should get their hands on a copy and dive in for themselves. They will not be disappointed! I award this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher and the Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
about the author...
Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned more than ten legal thrillers, including his award-winning debut novel “Directed Verdict.” In addition to his law practice and writing, he serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also teaches classes in advocacy and ethics at Regent Law School and serves on the school’s Board of Visitors.
Find out more about Randy at http://www.randysinger.net.
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