Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fatal Convictions

Fatal Convictions
Randy Singer
ISBN: 978-1-4143-3320-5
July, 2010/400 pages/$13.99

Alexander Madison is part lawyer, part pastor, and part con artist. When a Muslim imam is accused of instigating honor killings, Alex must decide whether to take the case that every other lawyer in town is running away from. He doesn’t realize until it’s too late that defending the imam may cost him the one thing in life he cares about most. Fatal Convictions is the story of a lawyer willing to risk it all and the women who must choose between faith and love.

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. Learn more about him and his books at his website.

As I've come to expect from Randy Singer, Fatal Convictions is another captivating legal thriller that kept me riveted to its pages. I didn't particularly care for the main character as the book opened, as Alex Madison used his pastoral privileges to get an inside advantage on a potential personal injury case, but I suppose that my dislike just underscores the realistic nature of his flawed and conflicted personality! It's not a stretch to imagine the events of this novel actually occurring today. I wrestled a bit within my own mind as the story unfolded and I tried to determine what my choices and opinion would be in a similar circumstance. I correctly predicted a piece of the ending, although some of it was unexpected. This is a gripping novel with much to ponder.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale as part of their Blogger Review program. 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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Beth said...

I love Randy's books, so this is another must read for me. Thank you for all your reviews. I just read one you reviewed "The Last Christian" --it gave me a lot to think about!

Cathy said...

Hi Linda: This does not sound like my type of book at all, but you did an excellent review!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Well off to the Library!! Thanks Linda!