Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tyndale Blog Tour: The Last Plea Bargain -- GIVEAWAY!

Author: Randy Singer
Genre: Legal suspense (adventure)
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: The ARC has 372
Time period: Present
Passage from book: Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she's never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.
My overall opinion: It was a good legal suspense! The last few chapters are especially exciting. I loved the character of Jamie Brock, the main character. The book explained plea bargaining well – when I started, I had absolutely no idea what a plea bargain was, but now, I think I could explain it. J This book is one that will keep you interested, and you won’t guess the ending. I saw it compared with John Grisham; I’ve read several by him, and was disappointed by them. This one was definitely better, I think. Another draw? It’s loosely based on a real life case! If you like legal suspense, some action, excitement, and a riveting story all in one, this is a good book for you.

This book came out on March 1, 2012. You can buy it new for $13.99. ISBN: 978-1-4143-3321-2

***Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for this review in any other way. I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. ***

Giveaway! I am giving away a gift certificate (supplied by Tyndale) that is redeemable for The Last Plea Bargain at your local book store! If no store is available, you could also redeem it through Tyndale. All the redemption directions will be on the certificate. You also get a bookplate signed by Randy Singer to put in your book! This giveaway is US only (sorry to international readers!) and ends on April 5 at midnight. The winner will receive a bookplate and certificate straight from Tyndale. If you would like to win this book, just leave a comment! No extra entries today. Leave a comment and you'll be entered!


Kathryn said...

I was taught a government class in high school by a lawyer friend. I remember her mentioning plea bargains, but I now don't remember What they are. :P
Also, I really like historical/informational fiction because, as you touched on, they can be both interesting/engaging and educational! :)

Jackie S. said...

Thanks for the info....please include me in the contest for Randy's book.....been wanting to read him. Thanks!

Linda said...

Randy Singer is the ultimate legal thriller books! I would love to win The Last Plea Bargain. Thank you for the opportunity!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Thank you for the giveaway, I have been wanting to read this book! Sounds so good.


Christy said...

I have absolutely loved every book I've ready by Randy, and have been itching to read his latest. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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Kathryn said...

So it looks like I should leave my email address. Sorry, I did not realize that. :P
kmrs0892 at live dot com

Pam K. said...

This sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!


Jo said...

This book really does sound very interesting and I would love to read it.