In and effort to read more this year so I decided to join in on the Take a Chance Challenge 3
They have 10 challenges with 10 different ways to pick books to read in 2011. My first book was from Challenge 1 “Staff Members Choice” Tim Green’s Above the Law.
From the book jacket:
Now, years later, Casey has left her high-powered practice and opened a legal aid clinic. When an illegal Mexican immigrant is shot to death on a ranch outside Dallas, it makes the news, not because of the immigrant but because of the shooter, rising political star Senator Chase. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and the well-loved senator spins the disaster artfully with his tearful press conference. But then the wife of the victim steps forward with another tale and evidence of a cover-up of epic proportions. Casey approaches the district attorney’s office hoping he will prosecute, only to discover that no one wants to tangle with the senator, a powerful man on track for a presidential nomination.
Clever and ambitious, Casey isn’t afraid to stick her neck out even when it’s an unpopular move. But when she goes after the senator herself, suddenly everyone she is close to is a target for a man who seems to be Above the Law.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a fictional book that made me think so politically, or get me quite so outraged…ok that could be either “The Kite Runner” or “My Sisters Keeper'” but you get the point. The Chapters are short which made it a great book to read at work on breaks. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me interested but at he same time it felt rather slow paced. It didn’t draw me in so much that I felt I had to read it every break, in my opinion that is when you know you have a great book, you can’t put it down. One of the things I really liked is that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen. With all that being said I liked it and I think I found a new mystery writer to add to my list of when I run out of book ideas but that won’t be for a while.