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The Last Plea Bargain

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2013 Christy Award finalist!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,...more
Paperback, 372 pages
Published February 17th 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers
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I hate it when you finish a book look at the reviews and wonder if you were reading the same book everyone else was.This was a good book but I didn't find it amazing. Maybe it was because I didn't like the main character. Maybe it was because I had figured out whodunit (for lack of a better term) long before the ending. Maybe it was because I already know where I stand on capital punishment and this book didn't challenge me on my thoughts. Maybe it was because everything was obvious from the plo...more
I'm always happy when I get the chance to review one of Randy Singer's books. He writes legal thrillers like the well-known John Grisham, but I think Singer is better. And I admire him for writing Christian books. Grisham claims to be a Christian, but his books do not reflect that, nor do his political leanings. I'd much rather read a Randy Singer book any day over a John Grisham book.

There is a lot I don't understand about legal proceedings and what goes on in court, so the idea of plea bargain...more
Meghan Carver
Randy Singer draws us into the world of the prosecutor with just enough technicalities to understand the legalities but not so much mumbo-jumbo that the reader is distracted or confused. The legal explanations are woven so seamlessly into the story that the reader comes away with a sense of what it is to be a lawyer.

What I appreciate the most about Singer is that his faith shines through in how he keeps the story squeaky clean, not just the nitty-gritty of a murder case but also the romance. Yes...more
This book started off slow for me and I felt like I couldn't get into it. I debated whether I should stop reading it but I decided to continue on. The main aspect that kept me interested was Antoine Marshall's is he/isn't he guilty. To be honest I didn't like the main character, Jamie Brock, so it was the other characters like Antoine, on death row for killing Jamie's mother many years before, LA, the hot detective who is a charmer with the ladies, Caleb Tate, the defense attorney accused of poi...more
SUMMARY: 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...more
Clockstein Lockstein
The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer follows up with Jamie Brock, who was a young law student in False Witness. Now Jamie is a prosecutor for the district attorney's office. She became a lawyer to avenge her mother's murder at the hands of a drug addict twelve years ago when she was just sixteen, and she intends to see the murderer die for his crime, and his appeals are running out, despite the best attempts of his attorney, Mace James. When Caleb Tate, the attorney who originally represented t...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Just where do you stand when it comes to the death penalty? Are you for it or against it? In the latest novel by Randy Singer, The Last Plea Bargain, this is the synopsis the reader finds themselves immediately engaged in.

Assistant District Attorney, Jaime Brock is in the heart of a difficult case. Her mother was murdered and her father was shot but survived the vicious attack in the Brock family home by Antoine Marshall. He was convicted when Jaime's father positively identified him in a line u...more
Jeff Randleman
Book Review: The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer

I've been a Randy Singer fan ever since I read Fatal Convictions in the summer of 2010.

When I heard that he had a new novel coming out, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy as soon as I could.


After reading The Last Plea Bargain, I might even be a bigger Randy Singer fan than ever before. This novel may be his best yet.

Jamie Brock is a young and aspiring assistant DA. And in the four years she's held that position, she's never cut a de...more
Singer did a very good job of keeping me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to see how it ended. But I deeply disliked the hero. She is a prosecutor who never plea bargains or shows any type of real empathy or sympathy. Not only is this horribly unrealistic, it is also somewhat psychopathic. What type of a person does not have the ability to show sympathy or empathy? The type of person who tortures puppies, that's who. Of course, she undergoes a little bit of a...more
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Natalie Walters
Mar 05, 2014 Natalie Walters rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fiction readers who enjoy legal mysteries.
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I enjoyed The Last Plea Bargain as a fun read not lacking intensity. It's hard for me to read a book and not try to figure out who is really behind the mystery and I would say my suspicious nature allowed me to hone in on the real bad guy pretty quickly in this novel. However, there were a few surprises that Mr. Singer craftily weaved together at the end. Mr. Singer, being an attorney, gives us insight into the legal world of prosecutors and defense lawyers who battle for justice with a realism...more
Ila Jean
Randy Singer is an author, teaching pastor, and trial attorney. His legal dramas give insights into our justice system. This one starts when the man on death row who the assist DA believes killed her mother comes up for another appeal. I thought some conclusions about guilt and innocence of assorted characters was obvious. Not really! Even the epilogue added a couple twists….which if added to the novel would have substantially increased the number of pages to read…or in my case audio disks to li...more
Summary: In Jamie Brock's three years as an attorney, she has never plea-bargained a case and is determined never to compromise her standards. However, when a well-known defense attorney is charged with killing his wife, he advises his fellow prisoners to refuse plea bargains and therefore backing up the court system until prisoners begin to walk as the justice system becomes overwhelmed with cases. Desperate to bring a conviction to the man who defended her mother's killer, Jamie just might hav...more
Victor Gentile
Randy Singer in his book “The Last Plea Bargain” published by Tyndale House Publishers gives us a contemporary legal thriller.
From the Back Cover: “You learn early that you don’t get to prove your case with Boy Scouts and nuns. Yes, convicted felons will say anything to get out of jail, but they also know a lot.”

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 cas...more
Singer puts out another brilliant piece of work, peppered nicely with legal drama, courtroom antic, personal character development, and even some biblical references to toss him into the Christian genre and appease his publisher. The book examines some very interesting legal angles and has a great ending that I did not see coming.

Singer is known to take on some controversial aspects of the legal system and expand them into a book. He does so here, looking at plea bargains. Singer posits what mig...more
The Last Plea Bargain

Randy Singer does an awesome job of walking a lay person, or the average reader through the technicalities of the judicial system. I may not remember most of it, but enough that the novel came alive in his words.
Jamie Brock has a lot on her mind...her mother was killed 3 years ago and at the start of the novel her father is on life support since his latest stroke. Besides that, she is assistant District Attorney in the office of the man who is running for political office. T...more
Wow Wow wow! This is such an excellent book! In The Last Plea Bargain, Jamie Brock is an Assistant District Attorney.
Years ago, Her mother was murdered and her Father, who also was an Attorney, was shot in their own home. Jamie is determined to make sure justice prevails and that the man, Antoine Marshall, who has been sentenced to the death penalty for these crimes, receives his set punishment. Antoine claims he is innocent, but he has been chosen and identified in a line up by Jamie's father....more
Bill Garrison
I've liked several books by Randy Singer, and I've loved a few, but this is the first that didn't quite work for me.

It is easy to see the problems I had. I never really knew what this book was about. Is it about prosecuter Jamie Brock trying to prove sleazy defense attorney Caleb Tate killed his wife? Is it about born-again Mason James trying to save Antoine Marshall from the electric chair? Or, is it about Jamie Brock finding out who really killed her mom if it wasn't Antoine Marshall. OR, coul...more
Jamie Brock was the Assistant District Attorney for Milton County, Georgia. She had a reputation for not offering plea bargains. A plea bargain is a deal cut by prosecutors that usually allows the defendant to serve less time in exchange for a guilty plea. Plea bargains occur in 90% of felony cases. This means there is less time in the courtroom and less people in jails.

Jamie was the daughter of Defense Attorney, Robert Brock. He had suffered strokes and was on life support. Jamie couldn't let h...more
I've rendered my verdict: The Last Plea Bargain is Randy Singer's most compelling, and perhaps his most thought-provoking, novel to date. Singer takes the reader deep into the legal system and beyond the courtroom where prosecutors and defense attorneys wage a war of legal maneuvering and where the outcome is a matter of life and death. I can't say enough good things about this book. As a novel, it is simply a great read, with plenty of suspense, verbal sparring, and drama woven together in as t...more
Trinity Rose
This is the first book I’ve read of Randy Singer’s and I’m so glad I found a new author. This book The Last Plea Bargain was just fantastic.
I’ve always believed that an author who has been a doctor/nurse, police officer/detective or in this case lawyer make the best author, because they know so much more about their kind of stories than anyone else. They have so many cases they can pull information from. I just love Randy’s book because it seems so real.
The Last Plea Bargain I couldn’t wait to...more
For some unknown reason, I’ve never read a Randy Singer title before. After reading The Last Plea Bargain, Singer is now firmly on my ‘must read’ author list. This novel had me on a complete rollercoaster ride. So many times I thought I knew where it was headed, only to be proven completely wrong a couple of pages later. Without giving too much away, the final twist made my jaw drop. I had to make notes to see how everything connected, but everything was plausible and made a great point about ho...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Feb 11, 2012 Meagan Myhren-bennett rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Legal Thriller Fans, Adults
The Last Plea Bargain
By Randy Singer

In one word - WOW! Randy has created an exciting, thought provoking, “I can't put it down, I have to know what happens next” book!

Jamie Brock is back and she is facing the challenge of a lifetime. To convict a man who murdered his wife, is she willing to destroy the reputation of her father?

Caleb Tate represented the man who murdered Jamie's mother twelve years ago. Though Antoine Marshall had passed two lie detector tests, the eyewitness testimony of Jamie's...more
How on earth did I manage to miss Randy Singer all these years? If you love legal fiction in the style of John Grisham, you will love The Last Plea Bargain.

Great, believable characters and an excellent plot (with a few twists at the end that took me by surprise), make this book a page turner from the very start.

The Christian influence was there throughout the story; however, it was never overdone or heavy-handed in delivery. The subtle, but clear, message of The Last Plea Bargain was the balanc...more
This book has a lot going on at once but the author writes well and draws all the stories together. This is my first book by Randy Singer and I really enjoyed the complex story lines. I have always enjoyed books about lawyers and this book did not disappoint!

The main character, Jamie Brock, is known for never offering a plea-bargain in any case she has worked on. This story follows her as she deals with the criminals in her jurisdiction rejecting all plea bargains offered and causing their cases...more
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I haven't read that many books by Randy Singer, but The Last Plea Bargain is definitely my favorite one so far! It caught my attention from the beginning and I loved getting to know Jamie Brock better (a character we first meet in False Witness).

The Last Plea Bargain was very suspenseful and there were so many twists I did not see coming. I kept trying to figure out if so-and-so was guil...more
Apr 06, 2012 Sela rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I have to be honest. This is the first legal drama/thriller that I’ve ever read. It might be a new favorite genre. That is, as long as they flow like this one.

I really enjoyed this book. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy it. I tried reading another book of similar genre by another author, but that was over ten years ago, and it wasn’t nearly as engaging as this one.

The book flipped between first person narrative from the main character to third person for the supporting characters....more
Vera Godley

Randy Singer is a veteran trial attorney turned author of legal suspense fiction. His most recent release, The Last Plea Bargain, takes the reader into the world where crime, the law, and the system collide.

Begin with Jamie Brook, an assistant district attorney, who simply is not a "deal cutter." Simply a resounding, "No!", to plea bargains. Enter the scene a powerful defense attorney, Caleb Tate, whose wife dies of an overdose. Said defense attorney is i...more
Ein hinterhältiger Mord. ein Justizsystem vor dem Kollaps, und eine Staatsanwältin, die nicht aufgibt.
Staatsanwältin Jamie Brock macht keine Kompromisse. In einem Justizsystem, in dem 95 Prozent der Strafprozesse durch einen Deal zwischen Anklage und Verteidigung beendet werden, bringt sie jeden ihrer Fälle vor einen Richter. Doch als ihr persönlicher Widersacher für den Mord an seiner Frau angeklagt wird und einen Plan entwickelt, das gesamte System zu blockieren, steht Jamie vor der schwierigs...more

When I review a Randy Singer book, I hang on to my seat at the first page and don’t let go until the very last word. Randy is absolutely one of the best suspense/thriller authors today! So if the book says `Randy Singer, just go ahead and buy it because it’s going to be good!
Readers meet Jamie Brock again, from Randy’s book “False Witness.” Jamie has been working as an assistant DA for several years. Her mom was shot and killed 11 years earlier and she is now losing...more
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Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned nine legal thrillers, including his award-winning debut novel Directed Verdict. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his "Jekyll and Hyde thing"—part lawyer, part pastor. He also teaches classes in advocacy and...more
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