Book reviews, mostly of Christian fiction, some classics, and nonfiction.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Rule of Law - by Randy Singer
About the book:
What did the president know? And when did she know it?
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?
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?
I actually had a hard time getting into this story. I found the premise intriguing but I got a little bogged down in the details of putting together their case. I was expecting a little more action, though there were some exciting scenes. I liked Paige a lot and admired her determination to do the right thing, no matter the cost to her career or reputation. I really felt for her and the other SEAL families for what they went through. Wyatt, the other attorney working with her, was very entertaining and it was fun to see what he would do next. There were some pretty humorous moments in this story, which helped when dealing with a sad and sober situation. There was a little bit of romance and some good spiritual moments as Paige really got serious about her faith after being inspired by her boyfriend. This book really made me think more about our country and how we run it. It is a little scary to think about the CIA and the president having so much freedom without having to answer to anyone. I would recommend this book if you like legal stories or stories that deal with the state of our country.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
Singer is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He
has penned more than ten legal thrillers, including his award-winning
debut novel "Directed Verdict." In addition to his law practice and
writing, he serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia
Beach, Virginia. He also teaches classes in advocacy and ethics at
Regent Law School and serves on the school's Board of Visitors.