Book Review: Rule of Law

19 Sep

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.

Find out more about Randy at


My Impressions:

Rule of Law by Randy Singer is fiction, but to this cynical reader, it could just as easily be the depiction of a real-life scandal with wide-ranging implications. And that’s what makes this novel not just an unputdownable adrenaline-laced book with both courtroom and battlefield drama, but a really believable story of intrigue, deception, and cover-up at the highest levels of government. Filled with well-developed characters and a plot that is all too possible, Rule of Law is suspense at its best. It gets a very highly recommended rating from me.

Paige Chambers is a young prosecutor who specializes in appellate cases when she meets Patrick Quillen. Patrick, or Q, as he is known to friends and colleagues, is a dedicated and determined Navy SEAL. An all-in kind of guy, he soon wins Paige’s heart. But the unbelievable happens, and Paige is left to grieve. She soon becomes embroiled in uncovering a military mission gone horribly wrong. But power often corrupts, and Paige has to decide just who has caused the unthinkable to occur.

There is so much right with Rule of Law — page-turning suspense in the courtroom and in war zones, a plot that seems inconceivable, but you fear is all too plausible, and characters that you can cheer for as they fight corrupt government officials. Set in the highest halls of D.C., courts of law, and the war torn middle East, it portrays an Executive Branch that has seized power for its own agenda. Written before the 2016 election concluded, the novel is pure fiction, but draws on the actions of previous administrations and trends in our fight of terrorism. Singer has done his research to make Rule of Law highly readable and believable. A bonus to this military/legal suspense novel, is the faith thread that Singer weaves throughout the novel. Not preachy, it, nevertheless, makes a clear statement of the power and sovereignty of God in our lives. There is one chapter in particular in which main character Paige comes to terms with the turmoil and sorrow in her life. The images are profound and made me think long after I closed the covers.

If you love military or legal suspense novels, then you have got to read Rule of Law. I could not put this one down and will not hesitate to recommend it to everyone I know. Excellent and insightful, this novel will be on my best of 2017 list.

Very Highly Recommended.

Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to LitFuse for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


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