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Thursday, September 28, 2017
RULE OF LAW REVIEW
About the book:
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 ofthe 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 ofU.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: I love crime dramas and thrillers, so I knew I'd really enjoy this book! This is a big, thick book! So don't expect to just breeze through it in a couple of hours. Of course, if you read the "About the Book" you'll not some striking similarities to real life events. The author's knowledge of legal matters is abundantly clear, but his writing is in such a manner that one need not a legal degree to understand. His political views aren't streaming in the way I would have thought, and that's a nice thing. The characters are believable and realistic, and their personalities develop throughout the novel. Very good!
About the author:
Randy 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.