Begin with Jamie Brook, an assistant district attorney, who simply is not a "deal cutter." Simply a resounding, "No!", to plea bargains. Enter the scene a powerful defense attorney, Caleb Tate, whose wife dies of an overdose. Said defense attorney is indicted for his wife's murder, and he just happens to be the attorney that defended the man that killed Jamie's mother.
Irony! Jamie must prosecute Caleb Tate. But then a real legal crossroads is encountered. A log jam of "no plea bargains" causes the legal system to literally spin out of control until it basically comes to a standstill. All because of the machinations of Caleb Tate.
It is refreshing to be able to read an extremely well-written book with a spiritual message woven into the plot but without the air of a sermon. There are no embarrassing scenes and no foul language. Randy Singer has been compared to John Grisham, but I see Mr. Singer as far excelling in his writing style and ability, story telling that grips, authenticity, and presentation of a really clean read.
While I can not assess legal authenticity myself, I feel that Mr. Singer's books simply abound in the "real thing." His beautifully crafted story and character development brings to life realistic people and events of the real world.
The complex plot and levels in the story are great and make for an interesting, challenging, and enjoyable read. I recommend The Last Plea Bargain and don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Randy Singer is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney. He 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. He has authored 10 legal thrillers, including the 2003 Christy Award-winning Directed Verdict, Irreparable Harm, Dying Declaration, Self Incrimination, The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney, False Witness, By Reason of Insanity (2009 Christy Nominee), The Justice Game (CBA Bestseller), and Fatal Convictions as well as the novella, The Judge Who Stole Christmas. He has also authored or co-authored three nonfiction titles. Randy runs his own law practice and was recently named to Virginia Business magazine’s select list of “Legal Elite” litigation attorneys. He also serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He calls it is “Jekyll and Hyde thing”—part lawyer, part pastor. He teaches classes in advocacy and civil litigation at Regent Law School Randy and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach and have two adult children. Visit his Web site at www.randysinger.net.
"Randy pens legal thrillers designed to entertain his readers while confronting them with biblical truths on controversial issues."
".....he is a preaching lawyer: proof positive that God can use anybody to do anything."