NY Times bestselling author Tim Green has a new novel, Above the Law, being published this month. The book brings back the main character of lawyer Casey Jordan, last seen in his 2000 release The Letter of the Law. Formerly a big-time litigation attorney, Casey has now established herself as the head of a pro-bono law firm working out of an old gas station in Dallas. A case involving the deportation of the Mexican widow of a man recently killed in a hunting accident comes is brought to her in the hopes of reuniting the client with her child and keeping them in the country. As Casey tries to work with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the District Attorney to discover what happened she finds roadblocks at every turn in what should be a fairly simple case. Bringing in her investigator and potential love interest, Jose O'Brien, the pair begin to find a web of corruption, murder, and round-ups of undocumented workers, who then "disappear."
I found this book very compelling, wondering if Isodora would be reunited with her baby daughter Paquita, would Casey and Jose have a romance, and would any of them be killed with all of the skulking around within the jurisdiction of a corrupt, murderous sheriff working in conjunction with a powerful U.S. Senator? One minute it seems as though Isodora will be safe, and the next she is in even a worse situation than before. When the bad guys demonstrate that nothing will keep them from stopping Casey and Jose's investigation, I actually felt scared and was anticipating another death.
I have not read any other books by Tim Green in the past, but I am definitely adding him to my list of authors that turn out a fun, quick read.