A new legal thriller from a master of his craft Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a point-shaving scheme. In prison, he finds forgiveness and faith. After prison, he earns a law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth.
Be careful what you ask for.
Harry McNaughten is one of the founding partners of McNaughten and Clay—and the only attorney willing to take a chance employing an ex-con turned lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, the crusty old lawyer wins Landon’s respect with his brilliant legal mind and knack for winning. But as the two lawyers prepare for a high-profile murder case, Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Weeks later, the firm’s leased jet explodes over Chesapeake Bay, and two more McNaughten and Clay lawyers are eulogized. Somebody has a vendetta against the firm, and Landon, his family, and his sole remaining partner are the final targets.
As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder: Is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughten and Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?
Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Be careful what you ask for.
Harry McNaughton is one of the founding partners of McNaughton & Clay—and the only lawyer willing to take a chance employing an ex-con-turned-lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, it’s clear the crusty old lawyer has one of the most brilliant legal minds Landon has ever encountered. The two dive into preparing a defense for one of the highest-profile murder trials Virginia Beach has seen in decades when Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Then two more lawyers are killed when the firm’s private jet crashes. Authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against McNaughton & Clay, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.
As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder, is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughton & Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?
"There were times, Harry had told him, when you are the only person standing between your client and a lifetime of incarceration. Sometimes, in your client's defense, you may have to implicate some pretty powerful people. Never back down." Landon recalled in Randy Singer's novel, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales. This three hundred and eighty-five page paperback is another legal page turner by Randy Singer about the underdog catching up and overtaking his opponents both in the courtroom and on life's daily playing field. With no profanity but topics that include murder, adultery and espionage, the book is targeted toward mature adults who love defense attorney cat and mouse games of legal fiction with a Christian undertone. This reader wishes all pronouns related to God were capitalized for reverence. Landon Reed did his time in prison-two long years while his bride-to-be and child waited for him while he served for organizing a point-shaving scheme while being a football quarterback at Southeastern University. Wishing his past was permanently behind him, he completes law school, only to be hired by the same disorganized old lawyer who takes his case when he is in a Virginia Beach bar fight protecting his new wife. While working for Harry, Landon starts learning the legal ropes of the seasoned defense attorney, especially when one of the clients is Elias King, a well-known attorney who is charged not only for insider trading, but for murdering his pregnant girlfriend who is his assistant. When Harry is gunned down by a supposed mugger at night, two other law partners' plane gets blown up in the Chesapeake Bay and Landon and his wife are threatened, the ex-con has to pull all stops to figure out the who, what and why that connect the murders. At the same time, Landon's wife, Kelli, loves her job as local news journalist. Strangely, she is wined and dined by Sean Phoenix, an ex-CIA operative who owns the untouchable yet powerful Cipher Inc. that somehow knows everyone and everybody's vices and sins including King and his law partners, putting more than the family's lives in jeopardy. With unexpected twists in the ending, will Landon live up to Harry's wishes and become a loyal, worthy lawyer who can be trusted by those around him? Will Elias be exonerated for his adulterous relationship and will the murderer ever be found? Singer makes legalese understandable and enjoyable in this heart-pulsating story that reminds us the truth can really set us free.
I love this book. Very easy read. Randy Singer is a very good author. As I librarian I often recommend his books.