Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer

Randy Singer’s newest legal thriller, Fatal Convictions (Tyndale House), is out! In this latest release, he explores the issue of what it means to represent someone you believe is innocent and to do the honorable thing, even if everyone around you questions your decision.  

About Fatal Convictions

Young attorney Alexander Madison spent his weekdays chasing personal-injury cases and his weekends chasing souls as pastor of South Norfolk Community Church in Virginia Beach. Granted, it was an odd pairing, but it had its benefits. For one thing, he could do hospital visitation and seek out new clients at the same time.

While visiting an elderly congregant, he meets Muslim imam Khalid Mobassar whose wife is battling a brain injury after a serious car accident. Sensing a multi-thousand dollar or more lawsuit, Alex and his partner, Shannon, take the case. But no sooner is the ink dry on the contract when a firestorm ensues. The wife of a prominent Muslim leader in Virginia Beach, who was rumored to have converted to Christianity, is beheaded. And Alex and Shannon’s client is accused of being the mastermind behind it.

Everything inside Alex tells him to flee—to turn the case over to experienced defense lawyers and remain focused on his personal injury clients. But deep down he and Shannon believe that Mobassar is innocent, and despite intense pressure from Alex’s church, national media attention, and overwhelming evidence in the hands of the prosecution against Mobassar, they decide to take on the biggest murder case Virginia Beach has ever seen.

As Alex and Shannon dig into the case, and the evidence begins to mount, they discover that things aren’t always what they seem. When the imam’s beautiful daughter arrives from Lebanon to help with the case, Alex finds himself torn between his developing interest in her and his obligation to his client.

When another former Muslim woman winds up dead in a baptistery in Los Angeles, it only confirms that a brutal assassin is still on the loose. And if Alex doesn’t watch his back, he might be next.

About Randy Singer

Randy Singer is a critically-acclaimed author and veteran trial lawyer. He has authored nine legal thrillers and one novella, including the 2003 Christy Award-winning Directed Verdict. In addition to serving as managing partner of the Singer Legal Group, and his writing, Randy serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, VA, and is a professor at Regent University School of Law. More info at

My Review  

I really enjoyed this book. It showed me a different side of a culture than I knew. I did not know much about the Muslim faith and all the intricacies of it. This book was fast paced and the characters were very likeable (except the ones you wouldn't want to like, of course). I enjoyed the ending because I wasn't left wondering what happened to the characters.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher so I could review it. Thank you!