Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales - but Randy Singer Sure Can!

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
Randy Singer
(Tyndale House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-1414375588
May 2013/448 pages/$13.99

Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Be careful what you ask for.

Harry McNaughton is one of the founding partners of McNaughton & Clay—and the only lawyer willing to take a chance employing an ex-con-turned-lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, it’s clear the crusty old lawyer has one of the most brilliant legal minds Landon has ever encountered. The two dive into preparing a defense for one of the highest-profile murder trials Virginia Beach has seen in decades when Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Then two more lawyers are killed when the firm’s private jet crashes. Authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against McNaughton & Clay, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.

As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder, is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughton & Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?

Read an excerpt.


Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned more than 10 legal thrillers and was recently a finalist with John Grisham and Michael Connelly for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. His previous novel, The Last Plea Bargain is a finalist for a 2013 Christy Award. Randy runs his own law practice and has been named to Virginia Business magazine's select list of "Legal Elite" litigation attorneys. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as 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 civil litigation at Regent Law School and, through his church, is involved with ministry opportunities in India. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children. Visit his website at


Randy Singer is on my short list of must-read authors. His legal thrillers are riveting and thought-provoking and among the best books I've read in any genre. I knew from the title and the blurb that Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales would pack plenty of punch and Singer delivers in spades! Intriguing characters and an intricate plot riveted me from the opening pages and I was oblivious to all around me as I read. "Fascinating" doesn't even begin to do justice as a descriptor of this novel. It is prudent to read it as carefully as one might pore over a legal brief, as Singer adeptly weaves seemingly innocuous details into the story that become "aha moments" once the story is completed. The ending was perfection, and the epilogue. . .well, when you read it you'll know why I consider Randy Singer to be such a brilliant author! Don't miss this brand-new release!

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.”


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