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Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales Kindle Edition
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Landon Reed is finally getting his second chance in life. As a college quarterback, he was found guilty (and rightfully so) in a point-shaving scandal that landed him in jail. But prison didn't make Landon callous. Instead, the former football star found faith and forgiveness, completing his sentence and beginning a new mission in life. He marries his longtime girlfriend and mother of his child, finishes law school, and stumbles into a job with the notorious Harry McNaughten. McNaughten is equally contrasting amounts of hard-nosed cuss and soft old codger, the only one willing to hire an ex-con lawyer but also willing to put Landon through the ringer.
Things heat up quickly as McNaughten and Landon dive into a murder case that has more than its share of intrigue. Elias King had once been a high profile prosecutor, but after a turbulent political and legal season, he found himself a defense attorney at a less-glamorous but still very much respected law firm. Then came the accusations of insider trading. Then came the dead body of his lover, Erica Jensen. Then came the phone call to Harry McNaughten to take the case. And everything that follows is a whirlwind ride.
Over the years, Randy Singer has impressed me with the balance of complexity and readability in his novels. There are always five things going on, but the reader is never lost. And somehow everything twists around either thematically or structurally to tie together into one cohesive story. On one hand, you could call Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales the redemption story of Landon Reed; on other hand, you could call it a legal thriller about an unsolved murder; or, if you explore Landon's wife's storyline, it's about a journalist who gets the scoop of a lifetime; or maybe it's about the complex side character Sean Phoenix. To almost any other author, such a collection of storylines would produce a bulky and disjointed novel. But to Randy Singer, it's just another great way of discussing a whole host of tough, relevant issues while telling a deep, multi-layered thriller combined with a whodunit mystery that'll keep readers guessing until the end.
Another area where Singer consistently impresses me is in the area of theme. Storytelling is one of the best ways to convey truth, especially when it comes to sensitive and complex issues. Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales is no exception to the trend. Central to the novel is the theme of forgiveness and whether or not those disgraced deserve a shot at redemption. Singer also dives into the shady world of "off the books" intelligence gathering by private and government agencies, raising moral dilemmas and pertinent questions. Nor does he neglect the personal side of things. Landon and his wife must not only adjust to his life outside of jail, but also their lives as working parents with a daughter.
In short, this is a book you will enjoy, whether you typically like "legal thrillers" or not. The characters are believable, likable, and real; the story palpable, complex, and intense; the theme thought-provoking, substantive, and engaging--I'd call Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales Singer's best...but that wouldn't really do the rest of his books justice.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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."
Landon Reed went to prison for pulling a stunt while playing college football. It cost him his athletic career. But Landon still loved the law, and finished getting his degree, and his desire is to be the best lawyer that God has appointed him to be. But he has to be trusted, and after going through a trial or two after his prison term, Harry McNaughten wants Landon to work for McNaughten and Clay. Landon is hired, and he's working under Harry. And Landon, with his wife and little girl, is thrown into a big-time murder case. Without warning, Harry is murdered.
So, without warning, things get crazy, and without another warning, the firm's jet explodes, with two other associates apparently not surviving as well. Landon's wife, Kerri, is a nervous wreck, but this family also has faith. And they have a big buddy who isn't afraid of attacking a blitz when he sees one coming. But suddenly, Landon has this case all to himself. Will he wind up dead?
Randy Singer has never been afraid of the what-if's in life, and it shows in his writing. He's consistent, and he's among the best. Now, John Grisham may have a few more books on Randy, but compared to "The Racketeer," Randy comes out looking a lot better than old Johnny-Boy! But that's because there's a man out there named Randy Singer, and the Randy-Man has delivered every time!
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