Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rule of Law by Randy Singer

Rule of Law by Randy Singer
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?

My Thoughts:

Incredible! Author Randy Singer nails it with his newest legal military thriller, Rule of Law. At first I was intimidated by the sheer size of this story but I deferred to my last experience with Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales and believed this was going to be worth 456 pages of my time.

It. Is. Totally. Worth. It. In fact, this might be one of those books I read again because it's just that good and I don't say that lightly because who has time to read a book twice when there are other great ones waiting? But that's just it. This story is so good, so thrilling, so engaging, that I eagerly whipped through all 94 chapters in record time (like less than 24 hours if you count them consecutively).

This book opens up with a dedication to five men and their families who courageously sacrificed their lives for our freedom and an author's note that while the story and the characters are fictitious-the issues are real.

Seal Team Six is sent on a mission inside the border of Yemen and it doesn't go as planned. It is an epic failure and a team of lawyers and their client are willing to go down in the fight to get to the truth of who is responsible. I was gripped immediately by the story. I was also emotionally sunk by chapter 24. Tears dripping, throat swollen with sorrow, there was no way I was going to be able to put this book down.

And so it continued, Mr. Singer expertly choreographs his legal knowledge into a story that caused me as a reader to pause and really digest what the story is about. There hasn't been a story in a long time where I've reflected on the stakes of the characters beyond the last page but Rule of Law is a story that I'm not likely ever to forget.

For all fans of legal, military, political thrillers this novel is right up there with one of my favorite authors, Joel C. Rosenberg!

***I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. You can purchase a copy of Rule of Law through the following links:
Christian Books
Barnes and Noble

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