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.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Rule of Law (Tyndale, September 2017)
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.
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?
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.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.