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A higher justice
Bell, James Scott.
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Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, [2003]

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303 pages ; 22 cm.
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Taking the case of a grieving mother whose young son has been killed in a tragic trolly-car accident, Kit Shannon finds herself up against a powerful coalition of corrupt railroad men and politicians that places her own life at risk.

Author Notes

James Scott Bell is a Los Angeles native and former trial lawyer who now writes full time. He is the author of several legal thrillers; his novel Final Witness won the 2000 Christy Award as the top suspense novel of the year. He and his family still reside in the City of Angels.

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In 1906 Los Angeles, Kit Shannon is making a name for herself as a female trial lawyer unafraid to take on whoever or whatever stands in the way of justice. When a little boy is struck and killed by a trolley, Kit is determined to get recompense for his mother. Her other big case involves a suspicious attempted murder charge against the down-and-out Mousy Malone. Kit's sense of fairness and mercy leads her to champion child protection laws and pits her alongside prohibition spokeswoman Carry Nation. While Kit battles the political and corporate powers that be in L.A., her fiance, Ted, is doing some investigating of his own in San Francisco. This appealing sequel to A Greater Glory will be popular with fans of historical and gentle legal fiction. Recommended for most libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.