The Christmas Redemption

A Courtroom Adventure

Fiction - Holiday
306 Pages
Reviewed on 02/20/2018
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Author Biography

Landis Wade is a trial lawyer, author and podcaster who starts each day walking Gus and Lori, two rescue dogs named after characters from Larry McMurtry’s classic western, Lonesome Dove. His third book—The Christmas Redemption—won several awards in 2018. He also won the 2016 North Carolina State Bar short story contest for The Deliberation and received awards in 2017 and 2018 for his non-fiction pieces, The Cape Fear Debacle and First Dance. His essay Fence or Freeway was published in The Charlotte Observer and his piece Shelby about his toughest trial appeared in the 2018 Bearing Up anthology by Daniel Boone Footsteps. Landis launches Charlotte Readers Podcast in fall 2018, a podcast where authors give voice to their written words. When Landis doesn’t have a dog leash, a keyboard or a digital recorder in his hands, he’s probably holding a fly-rod, a golf club or a cold beverage at a Carolina Panthers or Charlotte Knights game.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The Christmas Redemption: A Courtroom Adventure by Landis Wade acquaints the reader with an unusual attorney, one with intimate connections with Santa Claus and Christmas — and there is no joking about this! For how could Thad Raker even defend people working for Santa Claus? And how on earth could he win a case for people working for a myth? It has been eleven years since he was the Christmas hero. Now, he is defending a toy company that has offered the world the best Christmas toys for five decades. But this case poses the greatest threat to Christmas and the protagonist finds himself not only fighting to protect Santa’s village in the North Pole, but also a huge challenge from the skeptical FBI, the unbelieving judge, and a host of plaintiffs. Where can he find the help he needs to protect what is dear to his heart and that of many others? You’ll be surprised at how things turn out in this mesmerizing read.

Tantalizing, gripping, and permeated by a rare sense of humor, The Christmas Redemption: A Courtroom Adventure is a great story that will warm the hearts of readers as they follow Landis Wade’s compelling characters. This kind of work could only come from a hugely imaginative mind. And the birth of characters like the attorney, the strange Hank Snow, Judge Augustus, Henry Edmunds, and others could only be the work of genius. The writing is excellent with pacing that is fast and measured to a heartbeat. It won’t take any reader long to find a character to care for in this spellbinding meld of Christmas thriller and humor. The style is suspenseful and the plot pulls readers deeper and deeper into the mystery until the satisfying denouement.