Tuesday, September 24, 2019

TLC Book Tour: Rule of Capture

Earlier this week my husband was searching for something new to read.  Eventually he picked up something and started in. When I got around to inquiring what he had found and whether or not he liked it, his response was interesting.  He replied that what he had chosen was a legal book, and you really can't go wrong with those.  

I'm sure somewhere out there, there are some "legal books" that aren't great, but mostly I, too, have enjoyed this type of book.

Rule of Capture by Christopher Brown is a "legal book."  It also is a dystopian novel of sorts.  I can't help but wonder if this is a book my husband would enjoy, or if this added element would be a deal breaker for him.

“This one is fresh, intelligent, and emotional with a plot that envisions an alternate reality hard to dismiss as unreal.  It’s a legal thriller, with a big twist, stirring and imaginative, brimming with skullduggery, that will have you asking: is this possible?”
— New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
Better Call Saul meets Ben Winter’s The Last Policeman in this first volume in an explosive legal thriller series set in the world of Tropic of Kansas—a finalist for the 2018 Campbell Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
Defeated in a devastating war with China and ravaged by climate change, America is on the brink of a bloody civil war. Seizing power after a controversial election, the ruling regime has begun cracking down on dissidents fighting the nation’s slide toward dictatorship. For Donny Kimoe, chaos is good for business. He’s a lawyer who makes his living defending enemies of the state.
His newest client, young filmmaker Xelina Rocafuerte, witnessed the murder of an opposition leader and is now accused of terrorism. To save her from the only sentence worse than death, Donny has to extract justice from a system that has abandoned the rule of law. That means breaking the rules—and risking the same fate as his clients.
When Donny bungles Xelina’s initial hearing, he has only days to save the young woman from being transferred to a detention camp from which no one returns. His only chance of winning is to find the truth—a search that begins with the opposition leader’s death and leads to a dark conspiracy reaching the highest echelons of power.

Now, Donny isn’t just fighting for his client’s life—he’s battling for his own. But as the trial in the top secret court begins, Xelina’s friends set into motion a revolutionary response that could destroy the case. And when another case unexpectedly collides with Xelina’s, Donny uncovers even more devastating secrets, knowledge that will force him to choose between saving one client . . . or the future of the entire country.
This novel is one that was out of my comfort zone.  I like "legal books," too, but don't usually look for dystopian novels.  However, there's lots of action and suspense in this book, which covers some timely topics like political corruption and climate change.  Rule of Capture is also the follow-up to Tropic of Kansas which I have not read.  This novel works well as a stand-alone, although I would have enjoyed knowing more background to this story.
Thanks to TLC Book for providing a copy of Rule of Capture for my review.  All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
For more information, visit the HarperCollins website.

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I think it's always cool when genres and/or topics mix together to give us a unique hybrid- that always keeps me on my toes! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours