Thursday, September 27, 2012
In Heaven is High, her client is Binnie, the mute wife of a retired NFL player. Binnie has come to the US illegally to escape enslavement in her native land. The problem is that no one can prove which country --Belize or Haiti -- is her country of origin. There is no documentation, no relatives, nothing to prevent this woman from being deported to a certain death.
At first Barbara, having no experience in the Immigration services area, declines the case. But when she is unable to locate a competent attorney to take the case on short notice, she decides to do some preliminary work herself. Fans of the series know what that means--preliminary quickly turns to full-blown! She's off and running, pulling in her investigative team, and trying to collect evidence to prevent Binnie's deportation. It's an exciting story, with several plot twists, and a satisfying ending. Barbara is certainly moving toward a new chapter in her life, moving away from her father's practice, but will that separation continue in future chapters?
The father-daughter partnership is one I've thoroughly enjoyed in past books of this series, and one that I hope will re-surface in the future, but this one continues the capable, competent and feisty Barbara Holloway we're used to, and is another definite winner.
Author: Kate Wilhelm
Publisher-Format: Blackstone Audio, 8 hrs. 51 min
Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie
Year of publication: 2012
Subject: immigration, drug dealing, international kidnapping
Series: Barbara Holloway novels, book 12
Genre: Legal mystery
Source: public library download
Posted by Tina at 2:14 PM