This is the first book I have read by Randy Singer, and I must say it was a great one! It had me guessing right up to the end. I am often a picky reader looking for complex plot lines and substance to a book to keep me engaged. This book did not disappoint on any of these fronts.
In this day and age when persecution of Christians is hardly even thought of in the US, this book makes one sit up and notice...persecution is very real in the world and many countries make a person choose between death and or their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. This book focuses on the legal battle for justice for one woman and her family who encountered such persecution. What unfolds is certainly incredible. A great read and highly recommended!
December 5, 2012
This was an awesome book that left me guessing and questioning until the end.
March 14, 2012
DIRECTED VERDICT by Randy Singer
Just finished the eBook and my overall conclusion is that I did enjoy the book; my main problem was when the author jumped from scene to scene/country to country/issue to issue and sometimes I felt 'lost' in it. Perhaps it wouldn't have been so difficult in a paper copy? But in this I began to think some of the information was unnecessary, even though it did finally all fit together.
I was intrigued by the title; didn't know there was such a thing, and I have read a LOT of 'legal thrillers'. With the current status of the court system and what is happening overseas, this book is very timely, and describes what goes on, very explicitly. I did enjoy that. What I didn't like was a couple of the characters... while they of course were a part of the story, I wanted to ignore or skip them! i.e., Bella... the assistant to the attorney. I think she would have been fired in real life.
I received this eBook free from CBD and I would recommend it 100%.
January 27, 2012
Another great thriller by Randy Singer
When I finished my first book by Randy Singer, I knew I was hooked, and Directed Verdict confirmed that response. This was another legal page-turner with lots of twists and turns, keeping me unable to decide who were the "good guys" and who were the "bad guys" up to the very end.
Attorney Brad Carson files a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia and the head of that nation's "religious police" and finds his team watched closely by individuals, organizations, and nations on opposite sides of the world. Sarah Reed experienced horrendous persecution, including the brutal murder of her husband, at the hands of the Muttawa while the couple served as underground missionaries in Saudi Arabia. She reluctantly enters the legal process as a means of clearing the trumped-up drug allegations against her husband and recovering the life insurance she needs to raise her two children.
As Brad, Nikki Moreno (a paralegal with quesitonable ethics), Leslie Connors (an ambitious law student), and others on the team move forward with the case, it appears they might be in over their heads. Careers and even lives appear to be on the line as deception and danger pop up at every turn, leaving Brad unsure of who he can trust and what pieces he can salvage from his crumbling case and personal feelings.
Lessons of love, faith, and trust are woven throughout this intriguing story. Randy Singer's personal faith and first-hand knowledge of the legal system bring a valuable authenticity to his writing. I'm anxious to see what he has to offer next.
May 7, 2011