Book Review: False Witness

26 May

Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm—an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption.

Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encrypted algorithm in their possession. After a life-changing trip to the professor’s church in India, the couple also has the key to decode it.

Now they’re on the run from federal agents and the Chinese mafia, who will do anything to get the algorithm. Caught in the middle, Jamie and her friends must protect their clients if they want to survive long enough to graduate.

An adrenaline-laced thrill ride, this retelling of one of Randy Singer’s most critically acclaimed novels takes readers from the streets of Las Vegas to the halls of the American justice system and the inner sanctum of the growing church in India with all the trademark twists, turns, and the legal intrigue his fans have come to expect.

For more info. on False Witness, click HERE.

My Impressions:

Sometimes books are described as fast-paced, page-turners, the type of book you just can’t put down.  Not all deliver. But False Witness by Randy Singer does deliver and in a big way!  From the first page I was grabbed.  The action propelled me into the story and I cared what was happening to the characters.

Clark Shealy’s wife is kidnapped by the Chinese mob and he is charged to deliver an Indian professor with the key to an encryption code that will unlock every secret and closed system in the world.  He delivers or else his wife dies — or worse.  Four years later, Clark, now David Hoffman, walks into a legal aid center manned by 3rd year law student Jamie Brock.  The government has exposed him and his wife and they are now on the run again.  Jamie takes the case along with fellow law students and her law professor.  But the nightmare the Shealy’s faced 4 years before, now becomes Jamie’s.

I really couldn’t put this book down.  I squirmed, I held my breath, I hoped that all would turn out.  And the setting in North Georgia and Atlanta suited this Georgia resident just fine — especially since the main character, Jamie, was intolerant of the arrogant fans of the Bulldog Nation!  My only complaint is that one of the characters ate blueberry pancakes at the Waffle House.  I have never seen pancakes on the menu at the many Waffle Houses I have frequented, although my college senior assured me they will make anything for you!  Now you know, that is a very small complaint and hardly worth mentioning, but it was the only thing I could find about Singer’s novel to dislike!

If you like suspense that will keep you on the edge, turning pages into the wee hours, pick up a copy of Randy Singer’s False Witness.  As an added plus, Singer is donating the royalties from this book to the Dalit Freedom Network which works to provide the Dalit children of India with educational opportunities to free them from the bondage of human trafficking.

Highly Recommended

(I received False Witness as part of the First Wild Card Tour in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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