Dr. Alan Gregory's fianceé, attorney Lauren Crowder, is thrown into a maelstrom of violence as a case of sexual harassment strikes a devastating chord among the nation's most powerful leaders. But this legal time bomb explodes when crucial evidence disappears-and a killer strikes.
About the Author
Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and the New York Times bestselling author of the Alan Gregory novels. He lives in Colorado.
Date of Birth:August 20, 1951
Place of Birth:Long Island, New York
Education:B.A., UC Berkeley, 1972; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1975; Ph.D., 1979
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Higher Authority based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I had to laugh at the beginning sentence of the novel, ¿Blythe Oaks ran almost every morning.¿ I'm afraid ¿Blythe Oaks¿ immediately made me think of a retirement village, and I had trouble shaking that image. Once I got over that, this was an enjoyable mystery. It is only the second ¿Alan Gregory¿ mystery I've read, and I was surprised that it was more about Alan's girlfriend, Lauren, than it was about Alan.Lauren's sister, Teresa, wants to pursue a sexual harassment suit against a woman who works for a Supreme Court Justice, and before long, it looks like murder might somehow be connected to the lawsuit. Teresa isn't as good at following through as her sister is, and she keeps disappearing when things get tough, leaving Lauren and an old acquaintance, now an attorney in Utah, to look into the case.It was fascinating to me to read about some of the beliefs and practices of the Mormon Church, and I loved the setting ¿ Utah, New Mexico, mountain biking in Moab and the gorgeous areas around Telluride and Ouray. Of course, there was blood and gore and gruesome nasties happening, but not bad enough to be off-putting for someone who likes to read mysteries. Both the storyline and the character development were good, and I will read more of Stephen White's novels.
I have read all of Stephen White's books, but didn't get my hands on this one till recently. WOW...not only a great thriller, but White takes a giant step in revealing the truth behind the ugliness of a growing religion, Mormonism, that is truly a secretive, and at the least, odd, CULT. A good read with an in-depth mystery that begs you to check your own beliefs and ideals against what is truly right and wrong.
This is absolutely the best adult scary story I've listened to. I'm glad that it was in October, just in time for Halloween. There are plenty of cliffhangers and plot-twists to keep the suspense without scaring me to death. I also enjoyed learning more about the Mormon Church.