Rule of Law
By: Randy Singer
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Third Person • Fiction • Multiple Points of View • 480 Pages
About the Book (Backcover Blurb):
What did the president know? And when did she know it?
For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out.
But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top.
Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members?
Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true.
Equal justice under law.
It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?
About the Author:
Why I Choose this Book:
Because of the author’s bio. Yep – that’s very rarely why I choose to read a book, but this time it had me hooked. I figured that there was a vast amount of information I could learn about how the judicial system works in the USA, cause it’s always been slightly confusing to me.
What I Thought about this Book:
I have never in my born days read a book like this before. Not that it was an unusual book, just it’s not my typical genre and so I had no idea what to expect. I was confused right from the beginning, and the length of the book felt daunting. But then before I knew what was happening the book took me captive, and to my great surprise I was able to (mostly) keep up with what was going on.
I read this book during a busy time so it took me a few days, but during that time I took it pretty much everywhere with me so I could snag a few pages whenever I could. I’m not even sure what about the plot made it so gripping – perhaps it was because for someone unfamiliar with this genre there were multiple plot twists.
Although the book wasn’t overly violent, there were several pages that I skimmed at the beginning because it had more details than I generally like. I was very pleased that the book never felt creepy or like they were adding drama simply for the sake of drama. The romance element was also light and sweet – just the perfect balance for this type of book. And best of all, it had a reason for being in the book, not just a random subplot or space-filler.
Reading the book made me want to research several things which I had planned on doing before I wrote this review, but haven’t yet taken the time to do so. I’m not sure I agree with all the conclusions that were reached, but the subject was really interesting to read and learn about.
Although I’d really like to read more books by the same author, I’ll be reading them at a slow pace. There’s a lot of stuff in the book that although it’s not presented with too much detail (and it’s the kind of thing you could read about in a newspaper any day), I don’t want to be constantly filling my mind with it.
I’m giving Rule of Law 4 out of 5 stars, and 8 out of 10.
*I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review