CAROL STREAM, ILL.— In September, Tyndale House Publishers will release The Judge, a provocative novel from critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney Randy Singer, who has also written The Last Plea Bargain, Fatal Convictions, False Witness, and Directed Verdict to name a few. His writing has been favorably compared to that of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and Robert Whitlow. In reviewing one of Singer’s previous novels, Publishers Weekly called Singer “. . . every bit as enjoyable as John Grisham.”
The Judge was previously published in 2006 as The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney. Tyndale changed the title and the cover to fit the Randy Singer brand. In The Judge, when a brilliant billionaire is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he realizes that all his considerable wealth cannot prepare him to meet his Maker. But he has an idea that might: he will stage the ultimate reality show. With his true agenda hidden, he auditions followers from the world’s major religions, inviting them to the trial of their lives on a remote island, where they must defend their beliefs against spiritual challenges.
Oliver Finney, a feisty old judge with his own secrets, is chosen to defend Christianity. As the show takes a strange twist, he quickly realizes he is trapped in a game of deadly agendas that may cost him his life. With Internet access monitored, Finney sends coded messages to his law clerk, Nikki Moreno. Aided by a teen crypto-geek, Nikki soon discovers the key to understanding Finney’s clues is in an apologetics book he wrote and must race against time to decipher the mysteries contained in the ancient words of Christ before her boss dies defending them.
About the Author
Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed author, veteran trial attorney, and pastor. Of his varied interests, Singer says that when he grows up, he will decide what he really wants to do. He 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 and the ABA Journal. In 2002, he won a prestigious Christy Award for the best Christian suspense novel. Singer runs his own law practice and was recently named to Virginia Business magazine’s select list of “Legal Elite” litigation attorneys. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his “Jekyll and Hyde thing”—part lawyer, part pastor. Randy and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach and have two grown children. Visit Randy’s website at www.randysinger.net.
Praise for Randy Singer
“Singer skillfully . . . entertains, surprises, and challenges readers to rethink justice and mercy.”
Publishers Weekly on The Last Plea Bargain
“Great suspense; gritty, believable action . . . make [False Witness] Singer’s best yet.”
Booklist starred review
“A book that will entertain readers and make them think—what more can one ask?”
Publishers Weekly on The Justice Game
“Randy Singer never disappoints, [and] False Witness is not just your typical legal thriller. Singer expertly combines elements of suspense, action, and intrigue into an explosive combination that really delivers.” FictionAddict.com
“Randy Singer is masterful at combining the action and suspense aspects of the novel with the scenes of legal maneuvering.” CBA Retailers + Resources on False Witness
Available: September 2012
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