Friday, January 21, 2011

The Justice Game

Title: The Justice Game
Author: Randy Singer

Goodreads Blurb:

After the target of an investigative report storms a Virginia Beach television station, he kills one of the anchors before the SWAT team takes him down. Following the victim's funeral, her family files a lawsuit against the gun company who manufactured the killer's weapon of choice. The lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant-Kelly Starling and Jason Noble-are young, charismatic, and successful. They're also easy blackmail targets, both harboring a personal secret so devastating it could destroy their careers. Millions of dollars-and more than a few lives-are at stake. But as Kelly and Jason battle each other, they discover that the real fight is with unseen forces intent on controlling them both.

My Take:

I rarely read legal fiction. This one intrigued me because not only was it based on a real (and highly controversial) case, but the author was involved in that case. No matter how you feel about the issue, this book is riveting. The author manages to remain amazingly objective and you walk away from the book caring about the people on both sides. The real villain is the person who tried to manipulate the system - and was willing to kill to do so.

I think that is one of the reasons this kept me glued to my Kindle. The stakes couldn't be higher. Justice for the court case was hanging in the balance - that's true... Both lawyers had issues in their past and were struggling with how to and whether they could face them and make things right... On top of it all was the fact that somebody was manipulating the outcome and making more and more serious threats.

The pace of the book was just right and the plot kept me guessing right up until the end. Both Kelly and Jason are like-able, but not perfect. They are surrounded by a lot of interesting people. I would love to sit and have a purple milkshake with them anytime. {Read the book to know what that's all about.} 


  1. I have, huh? Sounds interesting. At the moment I'm reading A Proper Pursuit and I'm really enjoying it and when I finish it I plan on reading Jane Eyre. :) I have been wanting to read this for a while..I think you said it was your favorite? I really loved the PBS movie I saw a few months back so I'm looking forward to reading it now. :)

  2. Angie - You know, I wouldn't say it's my favorite now, but it was one of the first novels I ever read. It was one of those books that got me hooked on reading. I think I've read it almost as many times as Pride and Prejudice - which is probably my all time favorite book. :o)

  3. Oh - and I'm not surprised at all you have this one... I think we shop at the same store. lol I'm glad you're enjoying A Proper Pursuit. I look forward to your review.