Rule of Law, by Randy Singer, is an intense, well written legal/political suspense novel. There were times while reading this story I felt I was reading the news instead.
The President of the United States ordered SEAL Team Six on a mission to rescue a member of the Saudi royal family and an American journalist. The mission was a complete failure with all the Seals losing their lives. After the funerals, envelopes were delivered to the girlfriend, Paige, and grandfather of fallen Seal Patrick Quillen providing information that questions if the President knew the mission would fail.
Paige worked for the attorney general of Virginia and was now facing taking on a case of which she would need to leave her job to fulfill. The case would try to get to the bottom of what happened to the SEALs.
I really enjoyed reading this story. I was especially taken with Patrick’s grandfather when he said, “God gave him to me for a season. But he belongs to the nation now.” The story is full of suspense action. I was disappointed with the lose of life so soon in the story, but without it, there would be no story. The author’s experience as a trial attorney is very evident in this story, with how well the legal aspects were written. This is a very good story, however, it would have been better as part of a series. The book is big, with 460 pages, so it is sort of hard to hold for long lengths of time. And there are so many characters, it is sometimes hard to keep them all straight. But I am very glad I read this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes political or legal suspense.
My rating: 4.6
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