Book Beat – Beyond Justice by Cara Putman
Hayden McCarthy is an up-and-rising young lawyer, who just made a name for herself in a difficult case. When Miguel Rodriguez, a young illegal immigrant, is murdered in government custody, his mother files suit against the government and Hayden is assigned to the case. No one in the detainment center will talk. And neither will the mother…a legal resident. Hayden is going nowhere fast.
She certainly doesn’t need the complication of romance, but her roommate’s cousin, Andrew Wesley, keeps showing up. However, Andrew works with Miguel Rodriquez’s younger brother at the community center, and Hayden and Andrew find they can make more progress together than apart. However, progress brings danger to Hayden and those she loves.
In Beyond Justice, Cara Putman puts her background as a lawyer to excellent use. The plot is interesting and complex, the characters are intriguing, and the rapidly increasing pace kept me flipping pages. In addition, the exploration of the issue of illegal immigration is timely and thought-provoking. I loved this legal thriller and can’t wait for the next in the series!