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Review: Above the Law

February 20, 2009

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Casey Jordan is a lawyer working at a free legal clinic in Texas that serves Mexican immigrants.  A client comes in claiming that her sister and her young niece have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Her brother-in-law died in what has officially been declared a hunting accident, but she suspects there’s more to the story.  When Casey becomes involved she discovers a complicated story full of greed, corruption and politics.

Above the Law by Tim Green is a fast-paced, action-filled thriller. It’s full of twists and turns that kept me interested and wanting to read more.  I really enjoyed this plot-driven book.  My only complaint is that it was sometimes difficult to keep track of all the characters in the story.  This is the second book featuring Casey Jordan.  I haven’t read the first one, The Letter of the Law, but that didn’t hamper my enjoyment of this one.

Tim Green is the author of twelve other fiction books and one non-fiction book.  He played in the NFL for eight years and is presently a commentator on NPR and Fox Sports.  You can read an interview with him here.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2009 7:07 am

    I would want to read the book based on the title alone — but your review has enticed me to want to read it even more. I have not read any of his works, but I look forward to doing so in the future.

  2. February 20, 2009 7:39 am

    I love Tim Green books.I’m going to have to put this one on my TBR list. My gosh woman, you sure are a prolific reader!!

  3. February 20, 2009 7:49 am

    Letter of the Law is the only Tim Green book I have read and it was fabulous. He certainly knows how to set up the suspense right at the beginning and there are numerous twists. I can’t wait to read this one! Great review, Kathy.

  4. stacybuckeye permalink
    February 20, 2009 9:26 am

    Tim Green has been on my list for awhile (sigh), some day I will get to him 😉

  5. February 20, 2009 9:35 am

    I’m glad to hear someone else besides me has trouble keeping track of characters in mystery novels. Sometimes I feel like I need a spreadsheet!

  6. February 20, 2009 9:46 am

    I’m going to put the first one and this one on my tbr. Gotta read in order if I can. 🙂 Love finding new mystery authors. Thanks Kathy!

  7. February 20, 2009 9:47 am

    This looks like a great series — but I’m a “read in strict order only” kind of person.

  8. February 20, 2009 11:18 am

    Looks great. I had no idea he was that Tim Green!

  9. February 20, 2009 11:20 am

    I’ve never read one of Green’s books but this does sound like a good thriller. Glad you liked it.

  10. February 20, 2009 11:31 am

    I’ve never heard of this author. I’ll have to keep this one in mind when I’m in the mood for a thriller. Thanks for the review.

  11. February 20, 2009 3:45 pm

    I don’t really read action packed thrillers but I have heard that this author is pretty good.. shall definitely try and read one of his books soon!:)

  12. February 20, 2009 5:14 pm

    That does sounds exciting! Sometimes I get in the mood for a really good thriller, so I’ll have to get this and then pass it on to my aunt.

  13. February 20, 2009 11:28 pm

    As always, I admire your ability to say so much in so few words, Kathy. Great review.

  14. February 21, 2009 5:34 pm

    The ones with tons of characters tend to annoy me as I have to write down all the characters to refer to lol.

  15. February 22, 2009 7:54 pm

    I have read Letter of the Law and enjoyed it. I have this one on my TBR pile – glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  16. February 23, 2009 9:46 pm

    I’m unfamiliar with this book but after your post I’m going to check it out. I love fast paced legal stories.

  17. February 24, 2009 4:44 pm

    Great review! I’ll have to check this one out.

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