Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer. I also have the privilege to participate in a blog tour on the book and will be giving away a copy of the book, so be sure to read to the end.
Here is the synopsis from the book:
Alexander Madison is part lawyer, part pastor, and part con artist. When a Muslim imam is accused of instigating honor killings, Alex must decide whether to take the case that every other lawyer in town is running away from. He doesn’t realize until it’s too late that defending the imam may cost him the one thing in life he cares about most. Fatal Convictions is the story of a lawyer willing to risk it all and the women who must choose between faith and love.
I usually don't read fiction books because I love to read non-fiction books. However, the description captured me so I decided to give it a try. The author himself is also a lawyer and a pastor so I was more inclined to read a book where the author had real life experience and knowledge with the topics.
The book was extremely well-written. Each chapter was only 2-4 pages long, so it was easy to pick up and read when I only had a couple of minutes. However, there was enough catch at the end of each chapter that it kept me reading. I ended up having to finish the book from 9pm-midnight one night because I couldn't put it down. I think this book would make an excellent movie and I enjoyed the read.
My only issue with the book was that Alex, who was a lawyer and a pastor, never gave a hint that he cared about the souls of his clients. In other areas of his life, he often crossed the line client/lawyer line but he never did in regards to religion. The book also went into a lot of depth about the Muslim religion and treated it with great respect. Reading the book alone, it wasn't clear to me how the author felt about Islam as a religion and whether he felt it just provided a different way to God.
My final analysis is for entertainment purposes alone this was an excellently written book that will keep you guessing until the end.
Giveaway: The winner of this giveaway will receive a certificate from Tyndale Publishers to use at a local bookstore to purchase the book Fatal Convictions. If for some reason, the book is unavailable at your local bookstore you will be able to redeem it directly through Tyndale.
Leave a comment on this post, I want to win.
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Contest ends Sept 3, 2010.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a Q&A with Randy.
Thanks and good luck,
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers. All views expressed are my opinion alone; and I was not paid to write this post.