By Randy D. Singer
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781578567768, 432pp.)
Publication Date: May 18, 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A Page-Turning Courtroom Thriller By Award-Winning Author Randy Singer.
Thomas and Theresa Hammonds believe in tough love and old-fashioned discipline. They do not believe in doctors. When their controversial religious practices lead to personal tragedy, however, the Hammonds face heartbreaking loss, a crisis of faith–and a charge of negligent homicide by a relentless prosecutor.
Defending Thomas and Theresa is freewheeling African American lawyer Charles Arnold. Charles believes in grace and mercy. But nothing in his colorful past has prepared him for the challenges of this shocking case, or for the dangerous conspiracy at its heart.
Cultures and Lawyers Collide…
Teaming with Nikki Moreno, the court-appointed guardian for the Hammonds children, Charles pursues intractable questions. Who is responsible for Joshie Hammonds’ death? Will this family’s tragedy lead to their destruction? Which will triumph–mercy or judgment? The answers hang on the traitorous testimony of a key witness…and on a dying declaration that will revolutionize the lives of everyone who touches the case.
Randy Singer previous books include Irreparable Harm and Directed Verdict, a previous winner of the Christy Award for best suspense novel. A veteran trial lawyer, he now serves as Vice-President of the North American Mission Board and as a Legal Advisor for the American Center for Law and Justice; formerly, he was a law school professor and head of the trial section in a large Virginia firm.
Praise for Dying Declaration
And Previous Novels by Randy Singer
“An explosive fusion of legal ploys, passion and power. With Dying Declaration, Singer’s well-earned reputation for masterfully crafted stories and compelling characters shines brighter than ever.”
–Brandilyn Collins, author of Brink of Death,
Eyes of Elisha and Dread Champion
“Randy Singer has done it again. Dying Declaration grabs you on the first
page and doesn’t let go, bringing you to the intersection of faith, medicine, and courtroom drama in a story that could be on tomorrow’s front pages. Singer delivers Grisham-like plotting buttressed by a worldview that clarifies the dilemmas that bombard us daily. Don’t miss this book.”
–Hugh Hewitt, author, columnist, and radio host
of the nationally syndicated “Hugh Hewitt Show”
“In Dying Declaration, Randy Singer once again crafts a gripping tale of life and law, and it’s a joy to read. But he also takes readers with him on a thought-provoking exploration of the difficult balance between justice and mercy. The book continues to challenge us long after the last page has been turned.”
–Jeff Brauch, Dean, Regent University School of Law
“This is ‘plot weaving’ at its best! Randy Singer has written a story that is disturbing, intriguing, and impossible to put down. The characters draw you in, keeping you guessing until the very end as to what they are up to and what will happen next. You’ll turn the pages without realizing you are reading.”
–Eva Marie Everson, author of The Shadows Trilogy
Praise for Irreparable Harm
“An accomplished novel. Randy Singer combines edge-of-your seat action with a powerful message. Highly recommended.”
--T. Davis Bunn, author of Winner Take All
“Legal thrillers seem to have found a home with CBA readers, and Singer once again adds a strong voice to this growing genre in the evangelical Christian market.”
“In this second book by Randy Singer, he again paints an intriguing and thought-provoking look at issues that are hot buttons around the country. He pulls us into the storyline with believable characters, as well as a few we know from his first book, Directed Verdict. Hold on to your seats, this one will be a ride!”
--Christian Library Journal
“…[A] legal thriller that matches up easily with the best of Grisham.”
--Christian Fiction Review
Praise for Directed Verdict
“Directed Verdict is a well-crafted courtroom drama with strong characters, surprising twists, and a compelling theme. Randy Singer’s novel is engaging, memorable, and highly significant.”
--Randy Alcorn, author of Deadline, Safely Home,
and Edge of Eternity
“There is plenty of room in evangelical Christian fiction for fresh voices, and debut novelist Singer is a promising one.”
“A riveting courtroom drama…”
“This is the best legal thriller I’ve read. Highly recommended.”