Book Review: Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, by Randy Singer
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales is the latest offering by author, pastor, and lawyer Randy Singer. It is certainly not an overstatement to say it is every bit as good as the legal thrillers written by John Grisham and Michael Connelly.
Singer weaves a tale about Landon Reed, a one-time college quarterback who was convicted of a point shaving scandal, spent two years in prison, and becomes a lawyer after his release. He is given a chance to practice law by a small firm. Shortly after his arrival, three of the lawyers are murdered. Landon must decide whether to run from the fight or dig in and try to help find the culprit.
The story is a taut, finely paced drama. The dialogue is believable and the characters realistic. The author draws the reader into the story and does not let go until the end. Along the way, he provides a few surprises and twists to keep the story interesting.
The novel highlights the quality of loyalty. Landon was guilty of disloyalty when he shaved points in college. Now, he must demonstrate his loyalty to the law firm that gave him a second chance and to the lawyer who mentored him.
The book also demonstrates the story of redemption. Landon seemingly threw his life and future away when he made the wrong choice to shave points. Now he is given a second chance by a lawyer who believes in him.
If you want to read the first chapter, click on the link. You can read a Q&A with the author at this link. There is also an author video and a book trailer. For more information, check out the author’s website.
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