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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FALSE WITNESS by Randy Singer

The government can change an identity but it cannot change a life.

Suspense author Randy Singer brings awareness to the plight of Dalits in India.

My Review of False Witness:

I received a review copy of this book from The B & B Media Group, Inc., for the purpose of reading and then writing a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. And everything I express personally about this book is of my own opinion. 

Now that I got that out of the way.....

When I first got notice about the book I was immediately intrigued. Any one who gets compared to John Grisham is worth checking out. At least I think so. Also, the fact that all proceeds from the sale of this book go to help the Dalits of India... well... that alone is reason enough for me to read the book. I'll talk more about the author and the Dalits a little later.

What do you get when you throw together intrigue, Chinese triads, bounty hunters, law students, Dalits, F.B.I., and an algorithm that will uncover all of the secrets of the internet and more? 

False Witness.

This novel is so good, so intriguing, fast-paced and spell-binding that you can not put it down. At least I couldn't. From the first paragraph you are caught in a whirlwind that just goes faster and faster.... but..... never out of control. 

Professor Kumari, a gifted mathematician and creator of the Abacus Algorithm, is only trying to help his people, the lowest cast of people, besides the Christians, the Dalits of India. Instead, he finds himself hiding from a very powerful Chinese triad. 

Enters, Clark Shealy, bounty hunter and sometimes repo-man. He gets caught in the middle between the triad and Kumari. Actually he has to find Kumari before the triad begins to torture his wife. 

Four years later... well, you just have to read the book for yourself. Let me say this, you will not be disappointed. 

I have read a lot of books, but this one is definitely getting placed on my shelf of honor. Right next to my John Grisham books. 

The plot is tight with suspense and intrigue. I found myself holding my breath until I turned the next page. All of the characters in False Witness, are full of life. Your heart goes out to Jamie, you find yourself remembering the brainiac in your college class and everyone knows an Isaiah. 

Weaved throughout the book is the ribbon of life, Jesus Christ. It's more sutle then in your face, like some Christian fiction can be. It just rounded out the novel and also helped explain why Professor Kumari developed the algorithm. 

About the Dalits of India

The Dalits, formerly called the "untouchables," comprise nearly one quarter of India's society, with population estimates of 250 million people. The term "Dalit" means "those who have been broken and ground deliberately by those above them in the social hierarchy." Dalits live at risk of discrimination, dehumanization, violence, and enslavement through human trafficking every day. By all global research and reports, the Dalits consititute the largest number of people categorized as victims of modern day slavery.

A bit about Randy Singer

Randy Singer is a man of many talents. By date he is a litigation attorney specializing in complex personal injury cases and commercial litigation for the law firm of Willcox and Savage.

His first novel, Directed Verdict, won the prestigious Christy Award for the best Christian suspense novel that year. He has written ten legal thrillers.

Randy is deeply passionate about ending the human rights struggle of India. He is donating all royalties from the sale of False Witness to the Dalit Freedom Network, which works to provide Dalit children a first-class education and to free them from the bondage of human trafficking.

You can read more about Randy Singer here 
To learn more about the Dalit Freedom Network and how you can help click this


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