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An Explosive Secret.
An Invaluable Code.
An Unreliable Witness.

Three ambitious law students at a local legal aid clinic watch as their routine case representing a man named David Hoffman ignites an incendiary trail of deception and betrayal. A member of the witness protection program, Hoffman has defrauded the government and eluded the Mob’s pursuit of his stunning secret...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by WaterBrook Press
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Cheryl
Professor Kumari and his business partner, Rajat have developed a program that tons of business owners would kill for. In fact that is exactly what happens when a business meeting goes south, Kumari finds himself on the run and a wanted man.

Professional bail bondsman, Clark Shealy finds himself in a situation that he can not lose. Some really evil and desperate men have kidnapped Clark’s wife. Clark only has forty eight hours to track down and turn Kumari into the men. Just how much is another...more
Debdatta D. Sahay (b00k r3vi3ws)
On one hand we have Professor Kumari and his young protégée trying to sell an algorithm, but the dealgoes sideways and soon Professor Kumari is on the run. Enter Clark Shealy, a professional bail bondsman, whose wife has been kidnapped and has 48 hours to locate Professor Kumari or his wife suffers the consequences. Then we have Attorney Jamie Brock and a man named David Hoffman to account for in the same plot. Deceit, betrayal, murder and lots of action packed into one novel – False Witness.

Thi...more
Tiffiane
I wish that Goodreads had an option for half stars, because this book is one of those. I would give it a 3.5.

When I first read the description of this book, I was very excited to read it. After the first 25 pages, I was thinking to myself, "huh? am I reading the right book?" because part 1 in it's entirety had nothing whatsoever to do with the summary of the book I read. Then when I finally got to part 2, I realized that part 1 was like a back-story, a summary of "what came before", leading up t...more
Wyndy
I enjoyed this book, stayed up most of the night to read it. It was fast paced although I did not care for the graphicness of the torture scenes even though most of them were what Clark was imagining in the first part. I also didn't feel that the first part moved smoothly into the second part. There was quite a jump from the bounty hunter's life to the law students' lives. Other than those 2 problems I enjoyed the book. The good guys weren't necessarily good and the bad guys were totally bad. I...more
Jolene
Jun 15, 2011 Jolene rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of suspense and mystery.
When Clarke Shealy's wife is taken hostage by the Chinese mafia, he must use all of his bounty hunter skills to find an Indian scientist with a powerful algorithm. An experience such as that is not easily forgotten. Four years later, Shealy's witness protection identity and location have been compromised and the enemy is ruthlessly pursuing the algorithm. Complicating matters is the question of who can be trusted and who cannot. When local law students become involved, the stakes increase. Is th...more
Katie
This is the first book I have read by Randy Singer, and, wow, is it an awesome thriller! I loved every second I spent in this book, breathlessly reading and unable to stop. (And, yes, it is now a favorite thriller!) I was a bit confused how this book would be, since the synopsis has Clark going through something, and then Jamie goes through another thing four years later. I didn’t understand how the time-lapse would work into the story, so just decided to start reading. And I am glad I did! It a...more
Candy
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. That was my thought as I finished this whirlwind twister of a book! The book begins with the story of a man, Clark Shealy, whose job requires him to push the limits of legality in order for the good to overcome the bad in the world. He is good at his job—too good in fact and that draws the attention of some very bad men who kidnap Clark’s wife in order to make him do their bidding. Before he knows it, Clark is in over his head an...more
Linda
Randy Singer’s book, False Witness, starts out with the gritty, hard scenes of a bail bondsman’s detective work. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s believable, especially when we find out the Chinese mafia are involved. Clark Shealy is the bail bondsman doing the detective work, and the bond is the release of his wife after he finds the abacus algorithm and the Indian Professor, Kumari, who created it.

Four years later in the time warp of the book, the story turns into a legal thriller when three youn...more
Tammy
Not having read any books by Randy Singer I wasn't sure what to expect. I can
only say, "WOW!", "INCREDIBLE!" How did he come up with THIS story? I know he tells
us at the very first of this read on the Author's Note page how he came up with this story but
REALLY this story is INCREIDBLE!
In researching Randy Singer I found out that this book, False Witness, was originally published on June 28, 2007. Because of the many recent historical events and advances in technology, the author believed it...more
Christy
I can now safely say that Randy Singer never fails to amaze me with any book he writes. He's got a knack for creating these larger-than-life tales that make me feel like I just watched a whole season of 24 non-stop. Granted, I've only read two of his novels, but simply put...he's just awesome. End of discussion. :o)

False Witness was an action-packed thrill ride, and that's no joke! There's the mob, the FBI, a bounty hunter, and this one little algorithm that everyone wanted. The problem was tha...more
Maureen Timerman
Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm—an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption.
Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encr...more
Clockstein Lockstein
False Witness by Randy Singer is an update of the writer's Christian legal fiction novel about the witness protection program. The book is told in two parts. In the first, Clark Shealy is just an everyday guy trying to make a buck working as a bounty hunter when his wife, Jessica, is kidnapped by the Chinese mafia and he is ordered to find a mysterious Indian man who has a mathematical formula that could rock the world. Clark's life is turned upside down and he discovers things he didn't know he...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Aug 23, 2011 Meagan Myhren-bennett rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fiction drama fans, legal thriller fans
FALSE WITNESS

By Randy Singer



What would you do if you had the world’s most powerful algorithm? Would you use it? Would you sell it? Or would you give it away? Professor Dagan develops the Abacus Algorithm which can determine large prime numbers in a matter of minutes rather than in years. He wants to sell it and use the proceeds to help the underground church in China.



What follows is a tangled web of lies, kidnappings, murder, torture, and subterfuge. Caught up in this web are three college stude...more
Michelle Padrelanan
Wow, wow and wow! False Witness by Randy Singer is such a great read! Randy Singer is a great storyteller, weaving a suspense, legal thriller with truths about God and the Bible. This book is so good! Okay, I’m raving here and I haven’t even talked about the actual story yet. So here it goes.

Professor Kumari, an Indian Math professor and a computer genius, had cracked the code to break the world wide web’s security with his Abacus Algorithm. Along with his protege, Rajat, they try to sell the al...more
Evangeline Han
False Witness is thick with actions. After all, what more can you expect from a book with federal agents, Chinese mafia and a powerful algorithm in it? Right from page 1, I was captivated by the story and could barely put the book down until I finished it. This book isn’t a leisure read. It has violence (which was necessary, in my opinion), twists, turns and an unexpected ending. The characters – the law students, David and Stacie Hoffman, the federal agents, and the Chinese mafia – each have th...more
Abbie Riddle
Fast paced and filled with twists and turns this book keeps the reader's attention from page one!

This was my first legal-thriller to read - and I think I am hooked. If Randy Singer writes like this all the time - I want to read all of his books!

Clark Shealy, a bail bondsman, finds himself looking for a criminal in exchange for his wife's life. Up against the Chinese Mafia, The Manchurian Triad, Clark is in a race for his wife's life. During this time he develops a rap sheet a mile long and is p...more
Tina Peterson
False Witness (Noun) "a person who deliberately gives false testimony"
Algorithm "a set of steps that are followed in order to solve a mathematical problem or to complete a computer process"

** Note: possible spoilers (sorta) here **
I really enjoyed this book. I happen to be a HUGE fan of Numb3rs and Criminal Minds and the book kind of brought me back to those shows. The book begins on a bang and continues to fast forward all the way to the end. Opening with a professor and his assistant trying t...more
Nora St Laurent
Brilliant story! Randy Singer has written a masterpiece that I’d like to see on the Big Screen! False Witness is filled with an array of multi-dimensional characters. Some of them I felt for and others were nerdy but fun. There were also a few bad guys that I loved to hate! Randy helped you not to feel bad about their demise!

Randy hooked me from the first page and never let me go! I liked how the author paced this story by breaking down the book into sections which helped build the suspense, and...more
Ibjoy1953
Clark Shealy was a Las Vegas bail bondsman, and he was pretty good at his job. His assistant was none other than his wife Jessica, who was a good partner, keeping things in order. When Clark finds out Jessica is kidnapped by the Chinese Mafia and he only has 48 hours to supply them with a professor, and alive not dead, he is devastated. Professor Kumari has the algorithm, an internet code that could break all the encryptions on the internet and the Chinese Mafia would do anything to get their ha...more
Renee
Author Randy Singer is donating every penny from the sale of his novel False Witness to the Dalit Freedom Network. “Singer was moved by the plight of the Dalit children, struggling to throw off the yoke of oppression and replace it with real freedom and dignity, so he committed to do his part. He believes that ‘no child should be untouchable.‘” Here’s what Singer’s press release shares about the Dalits . . .

“India is a land of civil rights, in theory, but of brutal oppression, in fact—especiall...more
Loren
This is my first book by Randy Singer and WOW ~ What a great introduction!

False Witness is action packed, inspirational, and thrilling! As you read False Witness, you may think to yourself, "AHA, I think I've got this figured out" ~ Just keep reading because chances are YOU DON'T!! Clarke Shealy is notified that his Wife has been kidnapped! He has 48 hours if he ever wants to see her again he must find an Indian Professor who holds the extremely valuable algorithm that could change Internet tech...more
Deb
Clarke Shealy is a bounty hunter whose life takes a drastic turn for the worse after he is contacted by the Chinese mafia. There is a scientist who has discovered a powerful algorhythm and they want it and they want Shealy to get it for him. To convince Shealy they kidnap his wife and threaten to torture her. But they don't bank on Shealy's resourcefulness, and it turns out he just may be able to turn the tables on them and beat them at their own game.[return]This was a fun read, Singer delivers...more
Mark
Another great book by one of my favorite authors. As always Randy Singer does an excellent job of including characters that are believable & great story lines that you feel like they can really happen. I liked how he split this book into segments when there was a major change to the flow of the story. Looking forward to reading many more Randy Singer books.

I found out about Randy Singer through the Tyndale Rewards program. Tyndale gives you points for reading books from their authors & p...more
Kate
Clark Shealy and his wife Jessica are a repo team. Johnny Chin (a member of the Chinese Mafia), has a preference for blondes. Foul play is suspected when Jessica disappears suddenly.
David Hoffman, part of the witness protection program, is also in the repo business. He is in violation of felonies and in court is represented by a team of law students, Jamie Brock, Isaiah Haywood and Davon Jones. The law students soon find out that what is at stake is more dangerous than they realized.
A nonstop...more
Angel Parrish
I thoroughly enjoyed this! It's a little like a summer blockbuster--occasionally relying on gimmicky plot devices, but with so much action you're willing to overlook it. There is some careless editing (at least on Kindle) but the story is so intriguing it's something you're willing to overlook. Plenty of twists and turns. In all, a very fun read!
Shannon
WOW! This book was amazing! If I could give it a 6 I would! More twists and turns than any book I've ever read. It undoubtedly surpassed my expectations and was my first Randy Singer, now I can't wait to read more. Very well thought out, clearly written so the reader could follow along and not be cofused along the way. Every possible scenario, question and character was wrapped up... I will say to do this and do it well made it seem like the book would never end but nothing worse then a book end...more
Suzanne
I just finished this book for book club. It was a nice departure from all of the books we had been reading, and it was fun to have an action/adventure while I was doing some traveling. Part of it was based in Las Vegas, so I was really able to picture it. I wasn't a fan of the ending, but I have to say that Randy Singer is a christian author which is nice because you don't have to worry about the language or content, but it is still entertaining. I might check out some of his books on CD to list...more
Matt
A great novel by Singer, looking at Witness Protection and the complexities of mathematical equations. Singer lessens the 'Christian preaching' in this novel, but his signature mention of religion remains.



The book is split into parts, telling different aspects of a great story spanning 4 years. From repo men, to law school students, to WITSEC, Singer uses his expertise to weave a great story.



Had wished for more 'law' and less thriller, but I enjoyed the overall story and the cfharacters remains...more
Esther Smith
Very good!
Karen
I really loved the first part of the book and would give it a 5, but when I hit a roadblock with a 2nd section( I did not know would be there and thought it was a different book? ) I guess I was through and did not want to pursue and start in again so I did not do part 2, That is why I gave it a 3. Wore me out to think of reading any more. It was a let down and annoying. Just me I guess.
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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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