Beyond Justice by Cara Putman is the next novel out by this mystery writer.
Miguel Rodrigus is a Mexican who crossed illegally into Texas and was caught. He was housed in the juvenile detention and was murdered while there. Texas is trying to sweep it under the rug but when Miguel's mother, a Mexican immigrant who is raising her other son legally in one of the surrounding towns of Washington DC. She is poor but working steadily to keep food on the table for herself and Jorge. Someone had anonymously sent her pictures of Miguel's dead body and she went to a law office, Elliott and Johnson, to get justice. Miguel's mother, had readily talked to one of the partners, Gerard, but now she refused to give anymore information to anyone. Gerard assigned the case to a rising young female attorney, Hayden, but Hayden was getting no help from either Gerard nor Miguel's mother. Then someone breaks into both Hayden's and Gerard's office and killed Gerard. Hayden had gotten into Gerard's office and took Miguel's file and had a clerk, Angela copy it and send it to her home. Then Angela is fired and Hayden is offered no help from the remaining partners and is told her job is also on the line. Why did everyone suddenly clam up? Why did Miguel's mother refuse to help even though she appears to want Hayden's help? Hayden realizes she can't win this case in Texas and tries to get the case moved but first she must go investigate in Texas where the crime occurred. Suddenly she has no expense account to fly down there. Why is the firm trying to keep her from winning this case? Why hadn't Miguel who was a minor immigrate with his mother? All these questions swirl around in Hayden's brain as she fights for the young Miguel's justice and 'accidents' suddenly start happening to Hayden and anyone who tries to help her.
Great murder mystery from this author. You will love reading this page turner and find it hard to put down. I would recommend this as good reading for anyone high school age and over. There is some violence as there would be in any murder mystery, no cursing, no explicit sexual content.
I received this book from Booklook for this review.