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?
Landon Reed goes to prison for his crimes-against-sports scheme of points shaving. After prison, he deals with the blowback of his crime all the while finishing up his law degree, and a fight lands him back in the courtroom. A chance meeting with an attorney who took a chance on him to get his law license in the first place results in the case turning in his favor, and a job.
But at the same time Landon joins the firm, a new case is brought on, and the very people he works for are being killed off, one by one. The case he is working on gets messier, and Landon worries if there is a hidden reason to why the law firms' lawyers are being taken out, and if he is the source.
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales is published by Tyndale, and while there are references to Christianity, it isn't overly Christian. Singer has produced an exciting legal thriller and his storytelling is hard to put to down. The action is paced out well so there are no lulls in the tale. The courtroom drama was riveting, and the ending twists and turns made the entire book incredibly fun to read.
- Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer
- Tyndale, 2013
- ISBN13: 9781414375588