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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.BuWhat 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?...

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Rule of Law Reviews

  • Matt
    2018-11-29 01:14

    Randy Singer is back with another legal thriller that speaks to the heart of some matters currently taking place in America, though seeks to rise above the current political rhetoric. Paige Chambers is a young lawyer with her entire life ahead of her. After meeting Patrick Quillen, she is positive that she has met the man that she wants in her life for the long-term. Quillen is a SEAL and deploys on a mission, leaving her surrounded by other SEAL spouses. Paige waits patiently for Quillen’s return, but the raid to save two kidnap victims goes terribly wrong. Sitting in the Situation Room and watching this live, US President Amanda Hamilton takes decisive action not to have the bodies retrieved, but curses her reliance on the CIA Director’s intel, which fuelled the rescue operation. When news reaches Paige, she is devastated and cannot cope with the size of the loss. She receives cloak and dagger information that President Hamilton may have known the mission was set to fail but chose to send in the SEALs all the same. Reluctantly working with renegade lawyer, Wyatt Jackson, Paige begins to probe into these allegations, but must protect not only her source, but the information that she received. As soon as the legal action commences, high-ranking White House and Administration officials begin creating roadblocks and accusations of their own. In a case that makes its way to the hallowed halls of the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS), Paige and Wyatt will have to remain one step ahead of the legal behemoth that is the United States Government. Where has the truth been hiding and will it see the light of day? No one is quite sure, though all eyes are firmly focussed on what may be the most controversial SCOTUS of a generation. Singer pulls the reader into this story with such ease that there is no escaping this military/legal/political thriller. Fans of all three genres will enjoy this piece immensely.I have long enjoyed Randy Singer and his writing style, which meshes a fairly significant legal matter with a high-octane storyline, teasing out the most notable and headline-worthy aspects of a piece of American law. His use of characters is always poignant and adds depth to the story without distracting from some of the strong legal points that may intrigue the reader. In this piece, Singer admits that his release of this book is quite timely, but has purposely created a dichotomous Administration from that which is sitting in the Cabinet Room with the current Tweeter of the Free World. The military issues are also quite current and well-presented, which shows that Singer has his finger on the pulse, both in what is going on with the drone program and how Americans (as well as the world) might feel about it. Layering the law with politics is tough, particularly when trying not to have them tightly bound, but Singer is effective in his presentation of both the legal aspects that come to the forefront and the political flavour that permeates the three branches of government. Any reader who enjoys seeing the executive and judicial branches juxtaposed will find much joy in this book, as nothing is guaranteed, event when facing the nine Justices of the SCOTUS. While Singer does not hide his ‘other hat’, that being a pastor, his novels are not filled with the need to inculcate the reader to ‘see the light’ or ‘find Christ and be saved’, though there is passing reference to Christian holidays, prayer, and a lack of ‘saucy’ language. This may appeal to a larger group of readers, particularly those who bemoan unnecessary cursing. Overall, a wonderfully written novel that builds on many legal and newsworthy matters that will surely stir up much debate.Kudos, Mr. Singer for another wonderful piece of legal writing. As always, you hit the nail on the head and have left me wanting more. Alas, I will have to wait a time, though you can be sure I will queue up for whatever you publish next.Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: http://pecheyponderings.wordpress.comA Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

  • JonathanT
    2018-11-23 22:50

    CAN I JUST SAY: WOW.THIS BOOK BLEW ME AWAY. I was a little hesitant going into it (because it's basically a brick), but I'm so glad I decided to give it a shot. Rule of Law is 450+ pages, and it's filled with mostly action-less content, yet the story is still RIDICULOUSLY compelling. I could barely put it down. The characters and plot unite perfectly, creating a complex story filled with people I rooted for and events that I NEVER saw coming. On top of that, the book brought up some very thought-provoking issues. (Actually, I'd say it was a fantastic complement to American Gov class. In a good way.) While I'm not sure I agreed with everything in here, the author mostly left readers to draw their own conclusions. I'll be thinking on this book for a while—it's not one that's forgettable.The main reason I'm giving this four stars instead of five is because the faith element was definitely lacking. It was there, but it was SO VAGUE and honestly frustrating at times. It needed to be more concrete and pervasive in order for certain things to make sense and to make the main character's journey stronger. Still, all in all, THIS BOOK = AWESOME AND TOTALLY WORTH ALL 450+ PAGES. I'd definitely recommend it! (I’d say 16+—it’s probably better for more discerning readers due to the subject matter.)

  • Cara Putman
    2018-11-28 02:59

    WOW! This book met all of my expectations, and then proceeded to exceed them. This is a blend of romance, military thriller, political thriller, legal intrigue, all masterfully woven together. The characters are rich, and the action is incredible. And in classic Singer fashion there was a twist at the end that I should have foreseen but didn't. It was the perfect touch! This book is ideal for those who love a thinker's suspense with political overtones. This novel was well worth the wait. Singer is a master at the legal thriller.

  • Ryan Hillis
    2018-11-19 07:09

    A great thriller.

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    2018-11-22 03:06

    Wow.From the opening scenes of this book to the final poignant chapter, Rule of Law grabs you, slides you to the edge of your reading chair, and leaves you there.The action, the legal insight, the politics – all of it feels like it’s playing out on the big screen, taking its place beside other government/legal thrillers like The Pelican Brief or Clear and Present Danger. In fact, I could absolutely see Julia Roberts in Paige’s role. I connected with Paige right from the beginning, feeling sucker punched right along with her and cheering on her determination to get to the bottom of what happened – no matter what it cost her.The events are more than plausible, especially if you keep up with current events, and the characters are vivid and clearly drawn. The questions raised her are not meant to be political, merely more layers to the story, but the mark of great writing is being able to take the untrue (or the not-yet-true) and make you believe it absolutely could happen or at the least could become a debate that plays out across the media.Bottom Line: Fans of John Grisham, Tom Clancy and/or Michael Crichton will have a new favorite author in Randy Singer after reading Rule of Law. The element of faith which integrates seamlessly into the narrative, in my opinion, elevates this novel above those by the other authors I mentioned. It does get a bit long in places, a bit too buried in jargon and details, but it’s more than worth it to press on and remain engaged until the end.(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)first seen at Reading Is My SuperPower

  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    2018-11-26 01:53

    The latest novel from Randy Singer is superbly written, a riveting story that will hold you in its grip from start to finish. The plot crackles with tension, and seems pulled from the headlines as the author explores whether country leaders and administrations are justified in taking whatever action they deem necessary for the security of their country. Paige is a character that readers will no doubt admire, while also appreciating that she stumbles a bit in the choices she makes, a trait we all as humans share. And though she may become a hero in her own right, "Rule of Law" especially honours those who give their lives in service to their country, and does so in a way that gave me a new appreciation for the way that families of those in the military band together to share life, especially in the hard times. They offer those of us in the church quite the example of what we should be demonstrating to others! In the midst of the action packed scenes, I think my favourite part of this novel is the way that Singer takes a look at the law, having his characters reaching to the highest courts of America to grapple with deep questions of morality. While I myself may not be American, the issues of how nations interact with each other and whether certain leaders are above the law are ones that should matter to all of us. Singer raises some questions that we all need to wrestle with, amazingly doing so in the midst of an entertaining and engaging novel."Rule of Law" takes its place as one of the best books that I've read this year. Readers who enjoy legal thrillers, or really are just looking for a well-written book of any kind, should get their hands on a copy and dive in for themselves. They will not be disappointed! I award this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher and the Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    2018-12-07 22:55

    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKWOW! Just WOW! Reading Rule Of Law was like reading the headline news, or watching a news channel. I love reading Randy Singer’s legal fiction because being a lawyer, he knows everything about the law, and knowing and working with SEALs and other military personnel, he has a pretty good knowledge about the government. Rule of Law was kind of scary to read because I kept going back reading pages, and wondering if things like this is happening today among our leaders. Have there always been the Philip Kilpatrick’s and John Morcano’s in Washington running our country? It’s a lot to think about!I really like Paige. Her integrity, her knowledge of government affairs, and her strength and courage is the kind of people we need leading our country. And I really grew to respect the character of the president, and her integrity and willingness to admit her mistakes and failures in front of all America. Kristen was wonderful, and the characters of Tony and Patrick really showed me the character of a SEAL, and the danger of their missions, as well and the courage and love they have for their country. I’ve always had a special love and respect for the military, but after reading this book, that love and respect has hit a high level. Also, I realize how much we all need to really be praying daily for those who sacrifice their lives of our safety. And have committed to pray even more to our president and leaders and all of our military. Oh and I can’t forget Wyatt, who I grew to respect, to my surprise, and of course Clients was adorable. And Wellington did an awesome job of backing up Wyatt.Randy Singer in just one if the best of the best writers. Rule of Law is so real, the characters are so realistic, I was actually looking up pictures of the various places described in scenes throughout to book so I could imagine myself being there in the story. The events, the knowledge, the settings in Virginia Beach and Yemen, all described so vividly by Mr. Singer will stay with me for a long time. Well, really the entire book, even the credits, authors notes and praises for Mr. singer will stay with me for a long while.This book is so full of events, twists and turns at every angle, you just have to read it for yourself. If you love a good clean legal fiction, you need this book! I received this book from Litfuse Tours Group and the publisher, Tyndale House to read and review. 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 55.I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. It just deserves more!

  • Mark
    2018-11-20 04:00

    Randy Singer has long been a favorite author of mine, and is better than the better known John Grisham, who writes the same type of books on the secular market. Although fiction, the book deals with a lot of issues that are relative to today. It wasn't long ago that we had a president and other government officials in a similar situation that the fictional president and other officials were dealing with in this novel. Slight spoiler alert: I was a bit bummed out at some deaths early on in the book, but I did pretty much see it coming from the first chapters and description of the book. It took me a while to get past that disappointment, but it was still a great book. It was very well written, and Singer's knowledge of both courtroom and law procedure and world events come through loud and clear. The book had a lot of unpredictable moments, and I had a hard time guessing what would happen next and how judges were going to rule. I liked the characters and plot, and it was easy to get caught up in the story, especially since it is so relative to current events. I was very impressed with how Singer portrayed Navy Seals, and came away with an even greater appreciation for them and our military in general. I was bothered by the use of the word "bastards". Tyndale has been one publisher that has been pretty careful about language, and though there are much worse words out there in secular fiction, I felt inserting that one in a Christian novel was unnecessary. The book comes in at 460 pages, and is a wild ride through the courtrooms of America, the prisons of the middle east, and other areas in Muslim countries. Singer has again penned a great legal thriller that is definitely worth reading, and I enjoyed it a lot. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Joan
    2018-11-29 02:01

    An extraction operation in Yemen by SEAL Team Six goes terribly wrong. Lives are lost. Some suspect the president knew the operation was compromised. A case is filed and Paige Chambers, a young attorney, tries to find out the truth.I enjoyed this novel, a combination of character development and legal procedure. Singer has done a good job with Chambers and the other characters involved. There is quite a bit of character rumination and scene description. I have to admit I skipped some of the description of Chambers on her morning run, for example, until she met someone on the path and dialog started. While there is much about the characters, of the most interest to me was the legal aspect of the novel. Is the president subject to the rule of law or above the law? Should the U.S. be sending military personnel on clandestine missions to nations with which we are not at war, if not action against al Qaeda under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Act? What about the use of drones to take out people in those countries? Should the CIA make military personnel temporary agents so they can be sent out on assignments the military is otherwise forbidden to do? What role should the courts play in reviewing foreign policy actions?The novel is not all legal procedure. There are some desperate government agents determined to cover up their illegal action so there is some suspense too. Singer writes in the Author's Note that he wrote this book in 2016 to address important issues. Is the president above the rule of law in matters of foreign policy? Should the U.S. be involved, through the CIA, in shadow wars in countries where we have not declared war? Should U.S. troops ever be used for political gain? He created a fictitious president, cabinet and Supreme Court but, nonetheless, the issues remain very real.I recommend this novel to those who enjoy a timely story about legal procedure and the secrecy the government claims as national security. You'll be faced with wondering, as I did, just how much secrecy the government needs to operate effectively.I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse. My comments are an independent and honest review.

  • Vera Godley
    2018-11-20 04:54

    In America we are a country of laws and the "rule of law" is paramount to keeping our governing persons operating within the parameters established for their positions. Their decisions must be within the scope of the law in which they are to operate.Anticipating a book written by an attorney entitled Rule of Law will definitely whet one's appetite for a legal procedural. Randy Singer's books have always been top-notch reads and he ranks amongst the best legal suspense writers of today. As anticipated, Rule of Law is loaded with development of court cases, deposition of witnesses, various courts scenes (including the US Supreme Court), and how attorneys reason through their statements for court.But Rule of Law is not just about the court room and the attorney's work, it begins with the powerful scenario of a Seal Team mission and it's outcome. The story has a powerful backplot where the extent of the most powerful individual in the World, the U.S. President, and her chief of staff and the head of the CIA to wage war unsanctioned by Congress is exposed. How much freedom to work in the shadows does the CIA have? How far can the U.S. President go in ordering missions that are acts of war without the sanction of the Congress?This book is long. This book is fascinating. This book is a terrific read. I recommend you find the time to settle in and read this story. It could happen.DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review of my own, original, opinions which are freely given.

  • Lydia Howe
    2018-12-04 02:17

    Why I Choose this Book:Because of the author's bio. Yep - that's very rarely why I choose to read a book, but this time it had me hooked. I figured that there was a vast amount of information I could learn about how the judicial system works in the USA, cause it's always been slightly confusing to me. What I Thought about this Book:I have never in my born days read a book like this before. Not that it was an unusual book, just it's not my typical genre and so I had no idea what to expect. I was confused right from the beginning, and the length of the book felt daunting. But then before I knew what was happening the book took me captive, and to my great surprise I was able to (mostly) keep up with what was going on. I read this book during a busy time so it took me a few days, but during that time I took it pretty much everywhere with me so I could snag a few pages whenever I could. I'm not even sure what about the plot made it so gripping - perhaps it was because for someone unfamiliar with this genre there were multiple plot twists. Although the book wasn't overly violent, there were several pages that I skimmed at the beginning because it had more details than I generally like. I was very pleased that the book never felt creepy or like they were adding drama simply for the sake of drama. The romance element was also light and sweet - just the perfect balance for this type of book. And best of all, it had a reason for being in the book, not just a random subplot or space-filler. Reading the book made me want to research several things which I had planned on doing before I wrote this review, but haven't yet taken the time to do so. I'm not sure I agree with all the conclusions that were reached, but the subject was really interesting to read and learn about. Conclusion:Although I'd really like to read more books by the same author, I'll be reading them at a slow pace. There's a lot of stuff in the book that although it's not presented with too much detail (and it's the kind of thing you could read about in a newspaper any day), I don't want to be constantly filling my mind with it. Rating: I’m giving Rule of Law 4 out of 5 stars, and 8 out of 10.*I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review

  • Ian
    2018-12-07 04:00

    This is the first Randy Singer novel I've read and I'm certain it won't be the last. The combination of the legal, military, political and intrigue is compelling. Yes, some of the legal mumbo-jumbo and Supreme Court protocols were at times a bit tiresome but it wasn't long before Singer brought us back to the human element. Special forces soldiers who were fighting for their country were killed in a bungled raid in Yemen. And now their loved ones had no father, no husband, no son, no brother and no explanation as to what really happened to their men.Paige Chambers and Wyatt Jackson are two excellent creations. So different in style, mannerism and attitude but a terrific combination of youthful innocence and seasoned cynicism. And Amanda Hamilton, the President, was a leader with heart and courage to do what is best for the people of the nation not just make the right political move.I suspect the story line borders on the truth - are the CIA effectively a rogue unit when operating outside the US without appropriate Congressional authority to act? When acts of war occur without appropriate authority are the executive branch protected by the "state secrets" provisions allowing such acts to not be properly brought to account and the perpetrators brought to trial? Like many novels the novel is set up well and the first 200 pages are compelling. The story sagged a little in the middle as our lawyers went through their processes to testify in multiple court situations. But the last 50 pages or so are brilliant. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough and I was kinda sad when it all came to an end.I do hope Randy Singer has found himself a new hero that he can use in a series of JAG-style novels: Paige Chambers. I know I'll certainly be reading that series.If you enjoy watching TV shows like JAG and Madam Secretary you going to enjoy Rule of Law (without the soap opera that sometimes comes with TV shows).I received a Net Galley copy of Rule of Law as part of the Litfuse Blog Tour with no expectations of a favourable review.

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    2018-11-23 06:55

    Did the President knowingly send Navy SEALS to their death? That is the very answer people want to know, especially the twenty families of the Navy SEALS that died when a rescue mission went horribly wrong. Did our own government know facts ahead of time that would have spared lives or were they simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Veteran trial attorney and critically acclaimed, award-winning author Randy Singer takes us into the heart of political corrupt, legal battles and underhanded deals in his latest political thriller Rule of Law. Using his expert knowledge of law he spins a novel based on critical issues lurking on the horizon in 2016. Is the president above the law in matters of foreign policy? Should the CIA be fighting shadow wars with drones and Special Forces in countries where we have not declared war? And what happens when the lives of service members are sacrificed for political gain? While the characters in the novel are complete fiction it is hard to match the entertainment value of the real world. All historical references, political, military and legal, are based on actual events. Most of his stories are inspired by real life and because he has filed counterterrorism lawsuits on behalf of clients who were kidnapped and tortured by the Houthis. This is what makes this novel believable to the point you find yourself questioning if this didn't happen already? Perhaps during Benghazi? In this novel a team of twenty Navy SEALS is sent on a covert mission monitored real time in the situation room in Washington, and suddenly it goes horribly wrong. The team find themselves clearly outnumbered and their intel is flawed. All twenty members lose their lives but before they can send in an extraction team to claim the bodies, the president pulls rank and abandons them. Washington is more than shocked when the bodies of those men are suddenly broadcast on TV in the most horrible way. Suddenly information winds up coming to a team of attorneys that the president may have had for knowledge that this was a suicide mission and she chose to proceed anyway. The novel is the based on that courtcase that plays out in front of everyone in the nation. Will they be able to take the president to court over her mistake at putting men's lives at risk acting as if she is above the law? Find out!I received Rule of Law by Randy Singer compliments of Tyndale House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity. This is a lengthy book so be prepared to spend some time getting familiarized with all kinds of law terms and court protocols pertaining the the government and military campaigns. There is simply so much the American public doesn't know about the branches of government and where those executive powers begin and end. I thoroughly enjoyed it although I believe it could have been a bit shorter. Some processes just kept repeating themselves and found myself wishing it would just get on with it already. For that reason I am giving this one a 4 out of 5 stars in my own opinion. Fans of anything legal and military based will love this one!

  • Fiction Aficionado
    2018-12-04 06:07

    Why, oh why has it taken me so long to pick up a novel by Randy Singer?!  I love a good legal thriller, and nothing says legal thriller quite like a military widow suing the president of the United States! From the use of drones to target and neutralize individual threats, to governmental accountability in matters of security, all the way through to honouring those who have given their lives in service for their country and the loved ones they have left behind, it was a gripping, intellectually stimulating, and in a few instances, emotional read.Plot aside, the thing that gave this novel an extra edge, as far as I was concerned, was the teaming of lawyers Paige Chambers and Wyatt Jackson. Paige is a cautious and serious prosecuting attorney in the Virginia Court of Appeals, only four years out of law school. And when I say serious, I mean she gets so nervous before a big hearing that she literally makes herself sick. (Yes, I mean literally, not figuratively!)Wyatt Jackson is her antithesis—a sixty-five-year-old veteran defence attorney who ‘hated the government and turned every case into World War III.’ He ‘combined the charm of a Southern gentleman with the hide of a mountaineer’ and ‘was the kind of lawyer everyone loved to hate until they needed one.’ And yet, as the novel goes on the reader discovers there are some surprising qualities buried below the bluster and showmanship. And I have to admit, he’s a wiley lawyer, even if I tended to share Paige’s caution and doubts more often than not. He was also responsible for one of the best scenes in the whole book—a courtroom scene that involved an absolutely brilliant tactic for defending his team’s innocence over the leaking of evidence given in confidence! Man, did that get my blood pumping! I think I actually pumped the air and yelled ‘BAM!’Courtroom drama, political conspiracy, military/CIA action, and a personal and heartfelt need to know the truth makes for a gripping legal thriller!I received a copy of this novel from Litfuse Publicity. This has not influence the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.

  • Mike Fegter
    2018-11-24 04:48

    Yet again, Singer hits another home run with "Rule of Law." I usually don't gravitate toward legal thrillers, and always walk away grateful I picked up a Singer book. This one is no exception as it plays into being a patriot, the bounds of branches of government, and international action. Highly recommend.

  • Christine
    2018-11-12 03:15

    A surprisingly thoughtful book about who is above the law, national security and the u.s. drone program.

  • Nicole
    2018-11-30 02:15

    Rule of Law (2017) by Randy Singer is a highly engaging stand alone suspense novel. This novel is due to be released on September 5, 2017. This novel will come in all forms including eBook, and is roughly 450 pages in length. I received a free copy of this novel through Litfuse Publicity Group. This has in no way influenced my opinions of this book. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. With a full-time job and a rambunctious five year old, this novel took me six days to read. I give this novel 5+ STARS. This story is a Contemporary Christian Suspense novel. It deals with American politics and the American military, specifically the Navy SEALs.I have never read a novel by Randy Singer before, and I am not a fan of the political/military suspense drama. It is not traditionally a genre I go for. I know our world is crazy. I know politicians are corrupt. I know the legal system fails more so than it succeeds.  I know the men and women who serve in our military are hard-working, over-used, underappreciated, dedicated servicemen who deserve way more respect and recognition than we, Americans, give them. I know the news industries are severely corrupt entities. I know that our founding fathers would look upon America today with shame and anger and frustration. Because I know all of this, and because I feel so powerless by the direction this country has taken, I don't tend to read books that focus on these issues. I tend to read novels that allow me to escape my real world. BUT, my husband is a big Randy Singer fan, so I requested to be a part of this blog tour so my husband and I could have a shared reading endeavor. My goodness, am I glad I joined this blog tour! Randy Singer is an amazing writer, and Rule of Law is a story that needs to be read by every American today.The characters in this novel are fantastically written. Singer can write the male SEAL persona as well as he can write the young, pretty, up and coming female litigator, or the wizened, older male lawyer who plays with the rules a little too close to the line. Singer's characters are realistic and authentic, and not stereotypical. Singer has a talent for getting the reader to see into the heart of each of his characters. I felt terrible for the wives and mothers who lost their brave SEAL sons, but I felt equally terrible for the Middle Easterners in Yemen who lost their children to corrupt drone strikes. A loss of life is always wrong when the taking of that life is done with corrupt, evil intent no matter what side a person is on. My heart bled out hard for the characters in this novel.This novel got me on all emotional levels. I thoroughly enjoyed the legal aspect of this story. It is fascinating just how complicated we have made our legal system. It is no longer a matter of fighting for justice. It's simply become more about what law a person can get around so they can win their case. I found myself often frustrated and angry by the injustice of our legal system. This novel also brings to light the age-old question of just how much power should we give to our government? We now have the ability, as a nation, to kill people without ever having to leave the comfort of Washington D.C. What I didn't realize while reading this book is just how much wiggle room the President has concerning how he/she can use the CIA. This novel brings up a very scary point that checks and balances need to apply to all areas of government, not just to the three original branches. I am definitely walking away from this novel shaken to the core. I don't subscribe to conspiracy theories, but I truly do believe that caring for and about the American people is nowhere on our government's priority lists.Rule of Law is a story that will stick with me for a long time. There are issues covered that are really scary. I fear the American people have become so paralyzed by 9/11 and terrorist attacks that we have blindly given up a huge majority of our basic human rights to a government willing to gain more power under the banner of "American safety." I am afraid that now Americans are in too deep; we have given too much power to agencies like the CIA and NSA all for the sake of our "safety." And, shame on us. If we believed and trusted in God as a nation, as our forefathers set as precedent when founding this nation, we would not be in the mess we are in today. America gave up God and this is our consequence. Our leaders no longer see life as precious, as an inalienable right. Now that we have the power to kill from the safety of our own capitol, or from some control room hundreds of miles away from the target, the government sees life as expendable. We have lost our conscience, America.Rule of Law is an amazing novel. I highly recommend reading this story immediately. There is so much more to this story that I did not even touch on in this review, but I don't want to risk a spoiler. Get this novel when it comes out on September 5th, read it, and then come back to my review and leave a comment. This is a novel that begs for a book club to discuss it to pieces!

  • Alison
    2018-12-04 05:59

    Rule of Law by Randy Singer is about a young lawyer, Paige, who receives an anonymous letter about a recently failed Navy SEAL mission on which her boyfriend died. According to the source, the mission was jeopardized before it began but was pursued anyway for political reasons. As the story progresses, the reader learns about the case Paige makes in court as well as complications of other subjects, including her recovery process from the loss of her boyfriend. As the plot becomes more intricate, the story also becomes exciting and thrilling. I loved the way I was pulled into the adventure, worrying about the case just as much as Paige was. Every few pages, it seemed like there was another little twist that encouraged me to keep reading. I could barely put it down to go to sleep at night.Even excluding the plot, the characters were beautifully crafted, each having a distinct personality and motivating factors. The way the book is written, the reader has the chance to meet several of the main characters from their own perspective, rather than from only the view of the main character. I really liked being able to understand why each character was doing various activities, even the antagonists of the story. Being able to understand the villains allowed me to relate to them because I could see their point of view.The intricacy of the characters is one of the primary factors that makes Rule of Law different from other books. Most stories let you get to know the main character fairly well but often fall short in developing the antagonists. In Rule of Law, Randy Singer helps readers understand the villains and see the world from their perspective, which is pretty rare in the world of fiction. The books that do allow you to understand the motives of the “enemy” are usually from the perspective of the “good guys,” so the understanding is biased. This separates Rule of Law significantly.One of the main themes addressed is the question of whether people in power are treated equally to others in court. Specifically, the director of the CIA and the secretary to the president are obviously guilty, but Paige struggles to convince the Supreme Court of this fact. Other important themes include the significance of emotional support when dealing with loss, shown through Paige's friendship with Kristen, and the danger of judging people before you really get to know them, illustrated by Paige's feelings about Wyatt, her law partner. There are other themes illustrated through smaller subplots, but these three, in my opinion, are the most important.Technically, Rule of Law falls into the genre of “Christian adult fiction,” but I would recommend the book to an audience wider than Christian adults. I, a highschool freshman, certainly enjoyed it. Readers uninterested in topics relating to the law might struggle, because the entire plot of the book is based around court cases, rights of accused people, and questions concerning government officials and their relationship to the law. Someone who finds such topics dreary might be better off with another kind of book, perhaps one not written by a lawyer. As for the label “Christian fiction,” the book is centered on the story rather than religious principles, and readers of any religious persuasion could enjoy it. Certainly there are Christian themes and ideals, and Paige goes through a sort of spiritual journey, but that is not the main point of the book. In any case, I rather think that everyone ought to read books that are a little different from what they believe, just for a better understanding of the world. Randy Singer has been compared to bestselling author John Grisham, and his writing does remind me somewhat of the work of other writers of legal thrillers. The setting of the doomed SEAL mission in Yemen and some of the military subplots also reminded me of Joel Rosenberg’s book The Third Target and its sequels.I would recommend Rule of Law to anyone who enjoys legal thrillers or who simply wishes to read something outside of their usual genre. It is a very good book, and, quite honestly, one of my favorites.

  • Sue
    2018-12-12 07:04

    Randy Singer has become one of my favorite authors for legal-centered fiction, but I was a bit apprehensive about his new book RULE OF LAW which delves into the political-military scene as well. No need for concern, Singer delivers a complex story line that had me engaged from the opening scenes right through until a powerful, emotional ending. Action begins with a secretive SEAL operation outside a prison in Yemen and bounces to the strategy room of the White House. Soon readers will be led to the hallowed ground of Arlington Cemetery, the steps of the Supreme Court, and even to the dusty roads of the Middle East for a secret meeting with a radical Muslim Holy Man. Following a SEAL operation gone wrong, Paige Chambers, a young prosecuting attorney leaves her job to represent the widow of "Beef" Anderson who was killed along with all his teammates, including Paige's boyfriend (soon-to-be fiancee) Patrick Quillen. Both Paige and widow Kristen have received anonymous information that high level government officials, either the CIA director or the President, or both, knew that this secret mission had been compromised, but proceeded in sending the SEALS to their deaths. But soon the legal case seeking answers to what happened at the raid seems to turn against Paige and her co-counsel, Wyatt Jackson. Both are accused of receiving classified information, and when a sealed deposition is leaked to the press, they are the most likely suspects.This plot line is complicated, filled with legal twists and even more overseas "turns," but Singer's writing pulls the reader along at every step, explaining legal dilemmas at just the right moments. The jumping back and forth between settings and characters happened at a pace that kept me informed but also kept the suspenseful thread proceeding. Paige's co-counsel Wyatt Jackson adds that renegade-type lawyer that seems to be prevalent in so many legal dramas, and the rocky relationship between Paige and Jackson adds yet another layer to the story. SEAL Patrick Quillen, although physically only present in the early pages, has a presence throughout the book, as Paige draws on his faith to strengthen her own. Having finished the book late last night, my mind today keeps coming back to some of the big questions that RULE OF LAW proposes -- what role should drones play in our country's military? Who should be able to initiate and carry out a drone strike? What intelligence should be necessary for using drones? Do we, the American people, know what is being done? Do we have a right to know? How much of a president's actions are protected information? Just reading this book made me realize that each day technology and world circumstances makes what we consider "military action" or "war" has changed and continues to change. Keep telling the stories, Randy Singer, and keep raising questions that stack our actions against our values. I received a copy of this title from LITFUSE. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.

  • Deb Haggerty
    2018-12-02 05:16

    Deb’s Dozen: A SEAL Team Died—Is the President above the Rule of Law?Rule of Law by Randy Singer is one of those books you can’t put down. Page after page, you’re drawn into the web woven by the president, her staff, the CIA, and the State Department. But are they above the law or must they too follow the rules even in the area of foreign policy?A SEAL team is dispatched on a rare presidential mission to rescue an American journalist and a Saudi prince who have been captured by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The prisoners are scheduled to be executed on Easter Sunday. The team views the mission as a non-eventful in and out—dangerous, of course, but routine—or so they thought. The mission goes horribly wrong; they were expected, and they all are killed.Those left behind are in deep mourning. Paige Chambers, an attorney courted by one of the SEALs, regrets she did not accept his proposal. Kerstin, one of the wives, cannot understand how she’s been left to raise their two boys alone. Then they are contacted by the PATRIOT, a faceless voice who has proof the CIA and the State Department colluded and knew the SEALs would be ambushed.A crusty, crafty, and cantankerous lawyer, who has been retained by Kerstin, decides to sue the government and the president as well. Did she play political games with these young lives? The stakes are huge and the case goes all the way to the Supreme Court—is there equal justice under the law?My husband read Rule of Law first and rated the story and the writing five stars. With believable, compelling characters you quickly care for, and an extremely plausible story, you too will be enthralled. Indeed, five stars!Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed writer and a seasoned trial attorney. He said he wrote Rule of Law to raise the questions, “Should the CIA be fighting shadow wars with drones and special forces in countries where we have not declared war? What happens when the lives of service members are sacrificed for political gain?” His debut novel, Directed Verdict, won the Christy Award and in 2015, The Advocate won the ECPA’s Christian Book Award for fiction.Randy is an attorney, an author, and a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He also serves as Attorney in Residence and Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum at Regent Law School. He and his wife live in Virginia Beach and have two adult children.I was given an Advance Reader Copy of Rule of Law by Tyndale House, but I was under no obligation to write a favorable review.

  • Gayle Pace
    2018-11-20 07:18

    WHAT I THINK"Equal Justice Under Law"? This book makes you stop and think. You immediately become invested in the twists and turns as the president, Departments of State and CIA and the president's staff . As you turn the pages you begin to wonder, who, if anyone, is above the RULE OF LAW? Is there a fine line between where the law begins and where it ends? Is it possible for the government to step on or over that thin line? Does the RULE OF LAW apply to the government? The story is about a naval SEAL team who has a mission to bring an American journalist back home along with a Saudi prince. They are being held captive by rebels in Yemen. The SEALS are under a sensitive time frame. The captives are going to be executed on Easter Sunday. The SEALS are trained for this so to them it's another dangerous mission, they all are. They will get the captives and get out of there. BUT! They had no idea that the rebels knew they were coming. As the SEALS enter the rebel's encampment, they are all slaughtered. How could they have known? Was there something behind the scenes that only a select few knew? Who would want to have the SEALS killed?Someone knows and can prove that there were forces working against the SEALS and worse, they knew the SEALS would be murdered. As things progress, you begin to wonder how much the president knew. Did she knowingly send these young, brave SEALS to their death? For what reasons? This leads you to think about the politically gains, perhaps, that the president may have had in mind. Is it possible that the head, the Commander in Chief of the United States would resort to murder? Knowingly and willfully?Now you're probably thinking that this couldn't possibly happen in the real world. But, think again! It could. It shouldn't, but it could.The author puts the reader's mind to work, raising questions that you may not even think about. Lives being taken, political questions and what could happen and very likely does. We are given, courageous men who died trying to save and protect people, the question of the practice of fake wars when war hasn't even been declared and the possibility of those we entrust our lives with to go against the RULE OF LAW. What a book! We don't stop to think about those who are the heroes, who live and die fighting for our country. Those who die, is it all for political gain? Will the guilty be brought to justice? Where does the RULE OF LAW stop or should I say, where does it START!I received a copy of this book from the author and Litfuse Publicity Group and I voluntarily decided to read and review.

  • Megan Taylor
    2018-12-10 23:11

    I experienced so many emotions in the first 70 pages of this book. It took me a few pages to get my head wrapped around all the action that was going on, but I couldn't put this book down! It didn't have a bunch of happy endings, but neither does life. Not all secret missions do either.I learned a lot about Yemen and the Houthi rebels. I did not know a lot about the way the CIA and FBI could get around the law and even just how corrupt the government could possibly be. It fascinated me to see how one man could go around the government and really believe the manipulations would make him above the law.Attorney Paige Chambers was a lady that I really respected. She missed out on a chance of a lifetime with a man that she deeply loved, but she doesn't stay stuck in her grieving. She decides to turn something bad into something good. She fights for justice, even when all the odds are stacked against her. I really liked her as a lawyer and a woman who stood on principle and cared about honesty and didn't want to compromise on what she knew was truth.However, the story was made fantastic by the characters Wellington and Wyatt Jackson. They had such different personalities that it made the story keep moving and gave it added layers. Wyatt was perfect in the courtroom and I couldn't help but like him, despite truly disliking him at the beginning. By the end, I was laughing at some of the predicaments he found himself in. I couldn't help but respect him, though, as he decided to hunt down the evidence for the truth. I was so glad the book ended the way that it did, though. I wanted justice to be had, and in some small way, it did.I am a huge Randy Singer fan now. I haven't read any of his books, but I have already been hunting down other books by him. Being a lawyer, he understands the court system. I was amazed at the ways the lawyers had to fight in the Supreme Court and the things that could be considered evidence and what couldn't be. Educating his readers on the way the war on terrorism works with drones and so much more, really opened my eyes to "collateral damage" and the whole issue on drones. I have begun to look at that with a different view. There is so much to consider when it comes to fighting this modern war on terrorism, but none of it is easy. I appreciated the viewpoints from all of the characters on both sides becuase it really added more depth to the story and made me consider things I hadn't even considered before I first opened the book.___________I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.

  • Susan Wachtel
    2018-12-10 00:15

    A Fast-Paced Thriller Filled with Intrigue – Be Forewarned This Book Make Keep You Up at Night Reading the description of the storyline is what drew me in and want to read Rule of Law by Randy Singer. Intrigue, suspense, politics and the news media sounds like a story ripped from today’s headlines. The story opens with Navy SEAL Team Six ready to deploy on a mission in Yemen, led by Patrick Quillen. Before the reader finds out if the mission will succeed, we are taken back two months earlier and meet Paige Chambers, a young attorney, who is about to come up against famed and unconventional attorney Wyatt Jackson. Little does she know how their futures will converge. As the story continues the President, Vice President and their staff, military personnel and families, Supreme Court Justices, the news media and Islamic clerics all come into play to make this story, which is full of twists and turns, come alive.Randy Singer is a writer whose work is new to me. I love it when I find a good author. Not only do I get to enjoy their current work, but now I can go back and read their earlier novels. What makes an author a great writer verses one that’s so, so? I’m not sure I know the answer to that. But I can tell you from the opening pages of this book, I was hooked. I was interested in the story, I cared about the people, even the bad guys. I wanted to know what would happen next and I wanted to understand what made these people tick and why they did what they did. The pace didn’t let up and it kept me guessing until the end. Be forewarned, Rule of Law may keep you up late at night to find out what happens next. As I read Rule of Law, I was forced to examine my thoughts on what rights the President of the United States should have to executive privilege and what lengths they can go to, to protect our nation. Should they be allowed the bend or even break the law? It’s one thing when it’s an administration that I trust and respect, but another when it’s one I don’t support.Rule of Law by Randy Singer is a fast-paced novel filled with intrigue and surprises. It’s thought provoking and a great read. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading Randy Singer’s other novels.I would like to thank Litfuse Group and Tyndale House Publishers for the opportunity to read Rule of Law by Randy Singer. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.

  • Beckie Burnham
    2018-12-12 03:00

    Rule of Law by Randy Singer is fiction, but to this cynical reader, it could just as easily be the depiction of a real-life scandal with wide-ranging implications. And that’s what makes this novel not just an unputdownable adrenaline-laced book with both courtroom and battlefield drama, but a really believable story of intrigue, deception, and cover-up at the highest levels of government. Filled with well-developed characters and a plot that is all too possible, Rule of Law is suspense at its best. It gets a very highly recommended rating from me.Paige Chambers is a young prosecutor who specializes in appellate cases when she meets Patrick Quillen. Patrick, or Q, as he is known to friends and colleagues, is a dedicated and determined Navy SEAL. An all-in kind of guy, he soon wins Paige’s heart. But the unbelievable happens, and Paige is left to grieve. She soon becomes embroiled in uncovering a military mission gone horribly wrong. But power often corrupts, and Paige has to decide just who has caused the unthinkable to occur.There is so much right with Rule of Law — page-turning suspense in the courtroom and in war zones, a plot that seems inconceivable, but you fear is all too plausible, and characters that you can cheer for as they fight corrupt government officials. Set in the highest halls of D.C., courts of law, and the war torn middle East, it portrays an Executive Branch that has seized power for its own agenda. Written before the 2016 election concluded, the novel is pure fiction, but draws on the actions of previous administrations and trends in our fight of terrorism. Singer has done his research to make Rule of Law highly readable and believable. A bonus to this military/legal suspense novel, is the faith thread that Singer weaves throughout the novel. Not preachy, it, nevertheless, makes a clear statement of the power and sovereignty of God in our lives. There is one chapter in particular in which main character Paige comes to terms with the turmoil and sorrow in her life. The images are profound and made me think long after I closed the covers.If you love military or legal suspense novels, then you have got to read Rule of Law. I could not put this one down and will not hesitate to recommend it to everyone I know. Excellent and insightful, this novel will be on my best of 2017 list.Very Highly Recommended.Audience: adults.(Thanks to LitFuse for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

  • Lisa Johnson
    2018-12-01 00:12

    Title: Rule of LawAuthor: Randy SingerPages: 480Year: 2017Publisher: TyndaleMy rating 5+ out of 5 stars.For Randy Singer, this story is his best ever in my opinion! I really enjoy legal thrillers and suspense type tales and what adds an extra boost to this book is how it also involves politics, the military and much more! The book may look daunting because of the number of pages; however, the action happens so fast you’ll be hard pressed to turn the pages quick enough!The question as well as others that propels the tale is did the U.S. President send in the military fully knowing it was going to cost each serviceman their life? Did a couple of the key cabinet members or intelligence community keep information from the President that she needed to know? Once Paige, a girlfriend of one of the young men and a Kristen now a widow receive information from someone calling themselves the Patriot, Paige, who is a young lawyer, is burning with more questions than answers. The material that the Patriot feeds Paige continues to stir questions for her, as well as what Kristen receives and turns over to her lawyer. Can a couple of lawyers go up against the establishment to bring into the light any wrong doing? Is Paige ready to perhaps argue her first case ever before the Supreme Court without reprisals from those she points a finger at along with Kristen’s lawyer?The story is like reading the news on the front page of a newspaper or social media posts. It takes one’s breath away to see that no one including those who are in Washington and are to be serving the people who sent them to office are above the law. On top of that, readers will become enamored with the bravery of our servicemen and women who give their all to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. For me, this was a long wait since Randy’s last work of fiction, but is was so worth it! This is an over-the-top, well-written and exciting book I hope many read and share with others!Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 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.”

  • Natalie Walters
    2018-11-24 04:11

    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.

  • Rick
    2018-11-21 03:56

    Is the Commander-in-Chief shielded from prosecution when troops are sent into battle and ultimately killed during the action? That’s the question at stake in this latest legal thriller by Randy Singer. At issue is a group of Special Forces sent in to rescue an American Citizen being held by a group of terrorists. Based on confidential information, the Special Forces are sent in but find the information was wrong and the casualties are numerous. After the failed attempt, a lone “Patriot” reaches out to attorney Paige Chambers with information that suggests the President knew the intel was flawed but she sent the Special Forces in anyway. Paige teams up with grandstanding attorney, Wyatt Jackson, to bring action against the President. As the “Patriot” continues to feed them information and the President’s council press back with a full attack, it will all come down to a ruling from the Supreme Court to determine what, if any, responsibility can be attributed to the President. Checks and balances in our legal system? You make the call after you go BUY THIS BOOK!This story is one that I would deem as “Ripped From The Headlines”. Randy has written a book that could eerily come true in the not so distant future, but he writes it in such a way that even a simpleton as myself can understand. I’ve always appreciated his level of writing that explains different legal procedures without writing above my head and leaving me confused. The characters in this story are lovable, irritable and some are even downright despicable. The flow of the story is easy to follow, tough to stomach and never routine. Is this a "Guys Book"? A story that pits our Special Forces and the job they do against the government that sends them into harm’s way with little or no repercussions is bone-chilling. Making this even better is all of the legal maneuvering that takes place behind the scenes. If you must read something this weekend, add this to your list!

  • Deana Dick
    2018-11-26 03:13

    If you are looking for a book with espionage, action and abuse of government power, this book is for you. From the opening scenes with the Navy Seals, the author attacks with split second decisions that leave you gasping for air. The description of the dangerous mission was intense and it seemed as though I was watching it from a front row seat. Paige is a wonderful character. She is a great lawyer and is dating a Navy Seal. I thought they were a perfect match. Will she say yes when he asks her to marry him? When she takes on a case of epic proportion, she will be tested, stressed and threatened with such accuracy that only the strong will survive. What happens when a mission goes wrong and casualties prevail? For Paige and family members of Seal Team Six, they are left with heartbreak and unanswered questions. Is it possible that the president knew more about the mission than she is telling ? Is it possible to take on the most powerful people in the nation and win? I loved reading about different laws and how the judicial system works. The author takes us front and center inside a courtroom where the stakes are high and secrets could destroy a nation. The CIA , the president, and other dignitaries are on edge as Paige plows ahead to get answers and make sure that the Seals didn't die in vain . The drones were a bonus to learn about. It is amazing how they go into the smallest of spaces and not be detected. The question Paige will confront, is what did the drones target and destroy ? Will she get justice for Seal Team Six? This is one book you don't want to miss. It has the components of a major movie that would draw crowds to see a lawyer take on the President, CIA and other secret groups buried deep in the government. I received a copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.

  • Pam Burke
    2018-12-12 00:59

    After reading -- and really enjoying -- a few of Randy Singer's legal suspense/thrillers, I was excited to see that he had a new book out. I have to admit that a couple of things made me think a little while before deciding to go ahead with this one: (1) it appeared to be (and in fact, is) pretty political and (2) it is longer than most books I read (456 pages). I am definitely glad that I went ahead and gave it a try -- it was a really good read.This story is indeed heavy in the legal and political aspects. It's almost scary how close it could come to being something from today's headlines. There were a few times that I did get a little bogged down and had to fight to keep going through the details. But what really kept me going in those tougher-to-read times was what I would call gentle threads of relationship and of faith. Those especially showed up in the life of Paige, one of the main characters of the story. Her continuing love for Patrick, her finding her unexpected place in the SEAL family, and her steadily growing faith ran through the story even as she was involved in fighting the biggest legal and political battle of her career. Randy Singer showed his great skill as an author by putting all those pieces together into a well-crafted story that should fit the tastes of a wide range of readers. If you are looking for a light read, this may not be for you. But for just about anyone else, I would highly recommend Rule of Law.Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book. I was happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

  • Deena
    2018-12-02 06:10

    How can I tell everything in my heart right now? I've always had the highest respect for our military and their families. But, after turning the final page of Rule of Law, I am truly in awe. Too often we take their sacrifice lightly, and it's too easy to forget the families of those who serve.Randy Singer is a phenomenal writer. His legal career gives every novel an authentic voice, and he has the unique ability to write about the legal system in our country and make it easy to understand without diminishing the real life aspect of conducting an investigation, going to trial, and the inner workings of a law office.Rule of Law is a novel for our time. Singer raises the singular and most necessary question for today's reader: is anyone permitted to be above the law, even if that someone holds the highest office in our country?To find the answer to that question, you'll have to read the book.Randy Singer also has that unexplainable something that causes the characters to come alive from the moment you meet them. Patrick, Beef, and the entire cast of characters in Rule of Law are memorable and so real you might find yourself praying for them!If you only read one novel this year, please make it Rule of Law. I honestly believe that this was the story Singer was born to write. And the novel's release is both timely and enlightening. I thoroughly enjoyed Rule of Law, and I believe you'll enjoy it too.