|False Witness (rpkgd)
By Randy Singer / Tyndale House
Hoping to gain some practical insight, three bored law students volunteer at the legal aid clinic. But when they discover that their assigned client is part of a witness protection program and is hiding a destructive Internet code, can they keep it out of the wrong hands and still live to see graduation?
Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm—an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption.
Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encrypted algorithm in their possession. After a life-changing trip to the professor’s church in India, the couple also has the key to decode it.
Now they’re on the run from federal agents and the Chinese mafia, who will do anything to get the algorithm. Caught in the middle, Jamie and her friends must protect their clients if they want to survive long enough to graduate.
My Review: I have read several of Randy Singer’s book, including Justice Game, Self-Incrimination, By Reason of Insanity, and The Judge Who Stole Christmas. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of them. So when I had the opportunity to review this book I jumped at it. Unfortunately, this book didn’t suck me in like his other books. At times it seemed like it was the book that would never end. There are several sub-plots happening in this story and sometimes it is difficulty to know who the villains are. As well as it is a little more violent than I had expected.
HOWEVER, there are a lot of good things about the book. The author brings out the plight of the Dalit people of India, along with the persecution of Christians in India. I enjoyed many of the characters, especially the young lawyers, who provided freshness with their idealistic views of life and the practice of law. There was also a line of redemption in the story with characters ending the story better than they were in the beginning.
If you’ve never read Randy Singer I would not suggest reading this one. (Pick any of the ones listed above you’ll LOVE them!) If you are already a fan of Randy Singer you’ll eventually enjoy the story.
It also appears that Mr. Singer has re-written this story.
I would like to thank Tyndale for the opportunity to review this book.
If you want to learn more about Randy Singer, check out is website at: www.randysinger.net