What did the president know? And when did she know it?
For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out.
But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top.
Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members?
Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true.
Equal justice under law.
It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?
If you enjoy fast-paced legal thrillers laced with politics, Rule of Law is for you. Not only is it those things, it’s from the Law and Order playbook with a “ripped from the headlines” plot, intended or not, it was eerie how this fiction book seemed to be real.
Paige is a cautious lawyer who has opened herself up to a new relationship. Through a series of fast and shocking events, she’s thrust in the national spotlight when she files a case that could lead her to the very top of the government. There are a lot of people who don’t want to see this case go forward, and honestly, Paige is nervous as well.
This is well-written and contained elements that go against the traditional thrillers I’ve read. The characters are multi-dimensional and there is a rich secondary cast that don’t overtake Paige’s place. It was my first Randy Singer read, but it won’t be my last.
I highly recommend.
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.