Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer

I'm usually a pretty big fan of Randy Singer's writing. This one, not so much. I got about halfway through the book and couldn't stand to read any further, it just never grabbed my attention. I'm talking, read a page and then have to read it again because my mind wandered so much. I never connected with the characters and really couldn't wait to stop reading this one. Like I said, I've really enjoyed his other books but couldn't get into this one at all. There were too many characters, I wasn't sure if the main character was male or female until I was a good bit into the story (with a name like Jamie one doesn't know for sure). I have a few other Randy Singer novels on my bookshelf (both read and unread) that have been enjoyed by myself and others, I won't give up on this author but I can't recommend this book.
About the book:
Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her four years as assistant DA, she's never plea bargained a case and vows she never will.
But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities.
To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.
This book was provided for review by Tyndale.

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