Higher Authority Author:Stephen White The sudden death of Utah's Senator Orrin Hatch propels his successor, Lester Horner, first into Hatch's seat and then on to become the first Mormon associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. Carried along with horner is Blythe Oaks, an ambitious and intelligent woman who is also Horner;s favorite law clerk and fellow Mormon. But Blythe's re... more »putation and, by extension, Lester Horner's is threatened when a female former employee accuses her of sexual harassment and career sabotage.
In Higher Authority White shifts his focus from Dr. Alan Gregory to Alan's fiancee, Lauren Crowder. The deputy D.A.'s life is already complicated enough as she picks her way through her relationship with Alan. But since Blythe's accuser happens to be Lauren's kid sister, aspiring stand-up comic Teresa Crowder, Lauren plunges into the case. And she gets immediate help from an old law school buddy, Robin Torr, whose practice is in Salt Lake City.
When, suddenly, Blythe Oaks is savagely murdered in Washington D.C., the lengths to which someone will go to protect secrets that might prove embarrassing to higher authorities in the church are starkly revealed. And as Crowder and Torr probe more and more deeply into these secrets they find the body count growing and their lives placed in jeopardy by a remorseless killer.« less