Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
Reviewed by Jim Kraus
I do pick up a thriller/mystery now and again—and Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, by Randy Singer, caught my eye. Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a point-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith; once he got out, he earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Harry McNaughten is one of the founding partners of McNaughten and Clay—and the only attorney willing to take a chance employing an ex-con turned lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, it’s clear the crusty old lawyer has one of the most brilliant legal minds Landon has ever encountered. The two dive into preparing a defense for a high-profile murder trial, but then Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Shortly afterward, two more lawyers are killed when the firm’s private jet crashes. Authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against McNaughten and Clay, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets. As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder: Is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughten and Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?
I suggest that you pick up a copy to find out how it ends.