The Justice Game ~ written by Randy Singer
After the target of an investigative report storms a Virginia Beach television station, he kills one of the anchors before the SWAT team takes him down. Following the victim’s funeral, her family files a lawsuit against the gun company who manufactured the killer’s weapon of choice.
The lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant—Kelly Starling and Jason Noble—are young, charismatic, and successful. They’re also easy blackmail targets, both harboring a personal secret so devastating it could destroy their careers. Millions of dollars—and more than a few lives—are at stake. But as Kelly and Jason battle each other, they discover that the real fight is with unseen forces intent on controlling them both.
About the author:
Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned more than 10 legal thrillers and was recently a finalist with John Grisham and Michael Connelly for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. Randy runs his own law practice and has been named to Virginia Business magazine's select list of "Legal Elite" litigation attorneys. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his "Jekyll and Hyde thing"—part lawyer, part pastor. He also teaches classes in advocacy and civil litigation at Regent Law School and, through his church, is involved with ministry opportunities in India. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children. Visit his website at www.randysinger.net.
Jan's Review for Joy In Our Journey:
Often when you read a legal thriller type book, you get the feeling that the main character is always right and will “win” the law suit. Right always wins, right? But what if the right winner is not so obvious? This is the premise of Randy Singer’s legal thriller, The Justice Game. Singer explores the ins and outs of a lawsuit from the position of the lawyers. The tension, long hours of work, the stress of doing what is the right thing, and above all, winning for your client. This is especially difficult when there seems to be someone who is on the outside trying to run your trial.
Jason Nobel has stepped out of a large multi-lawyer company and is trying to start a one-man office. It isn’t easy, and his first case lands him in a real mess. It is only with the help of his estranged father and a very unlikely office manager, who gets her job by just telling him he must hire her as she is the only right person for the job as she chases off all the other applicants. The long hours, personal doubts, and often slightly dishonest clients do not make the lawyer’s job as easy as it would seem to those of us who might need a trial lawyer sometime. Then, of course, there is the subject of the trial: gun control. Not a guaranteed win by any stretch of the legal mind.
As the author is himself a lawyer (and a pastor), I began to see that defending a case is not as cut and dried as could be imagined. To begin with, a lawyer must first be thorough, be willing to step out on a very weak limb for his client, and be a bit of an actor. Randy Singer tells his story in such a way that you are on his hero’s side, but still . . . The Justice Game is a thriller that you will not want to miss.