First Line Friday — Veteran’s Day Edition

10 Nov

For all those who have or are now serving in our Armed Forces, this First Line Friday is for you! Thanks to Hoarding Books for prompting this theme. To find out what other patriotic books bloggers are featuring today, click HERE.

I am featuring Randy Singer‘s latest novel, Rule of Law, a book that highlights bravery and betrayal. This novel is an excellent choice if you are looking for a legal suspense novel. You can read my review HERE.


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


To participate in First Line Friday, grab the nearest book and comment with the first line of the first page. Easy! Then head over to Hoarding Books for more first lines.

16 Responses to “First Line Friday — Veteran’s Day Edition”

  1. joyofreadingweb November 10, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    “The Sun skimmed the horizon in the eastern sky, bathing the far hillside in a pink morning hue.”
    — The Heart of an Agent by: Tracey J. Lyons

    • rbclibrary November 10, 2017 at 9:31 am #

      What a nice good morning!

      • joyofreadingweb November 10, 2017 at 9:33 am #

        Indeed! It sure paints a beautiful picture in your mind. 🙂

  2. Suzie Waltner November 10, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    Happy Friday!

    I’m sharing the first line from Susan Sleeman’s Cold Terror today on the blog, but I’m currently reading Welcome to Wishing Bridget by Ruth Logan Herne, so I’ll leave that first line here:

    Don’t do it.

    • rbclibrary November 10, 2017 at 9:31 am #

      Short and sweet!

  3. lelandandbecky November 10, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    I don’t have books with me but this one:

    My first line (well, really first two lines because they are so good) is from Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Ann Stanway sat in her television producer’s office trying to still the butterflies doing battle in her belly. No, not butterflies, more like buzzards.”

    • rbclibrary November 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm #


  4. susandyer1962 November 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    My first line is from a book I’m going to be reading soon Hope Travels Through by Loni Kemper Moore…..

    The first time Dad picked me up at the Evansville airport in his 1976 Corvette, I should have recruited a fairy godmother. Not that I believed in such things.

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary November 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

      Great first line!

  5. Heather November 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

    Happy Veteran’s Day and happy Friday!

  6. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog November 10, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    My first line of the book I’m reading now is “How can I help?” – The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.

    This book sounds interesting!!! I’ve never read anything by Randy Singer but I think I have a couple of his books on my shelf. I need to remedy that!

    • rbclibrary November 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

      You need to get on that! 😉

  7. carylkane November 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

    Happy Weekend!

    SEPTEMBER 1943

    Esther’s father halted the lazy swaying of the porch swing. – While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin

    • rbclibrary November 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

      I’ve heard that book is really good.

  8. bellesmoma16 November 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

    Loved this book!

    Happy Friday!

    I’m showcasing The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner on my blog this week. So, here I will share a line from the book I’m currently reading, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. I’m just starting chpt. 15, so that’s the line I’ll share:

    “On Monday morning, Kate heard her email ping and saw the message was from the Northern District of Georgia. Her heartbeat sped up as she clicked to open it.”

    • rbclibrary November 11, 2017 at 8:20 am #

      That’s a good book too!

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