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Attorney Hayden McCarthy given a wrongful death case against the government. Her goal has been to become the youngest partner at the law firm. She would like a relationship with Andrew Wesley, however his father is a congressman. The timing of this government case is not good. Now someone unknown is out to kill the case or her. How will justice prevail if she closes the case?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0718083474
ISBN-13: 9780718083472

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Hayden is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious DC law firm . . .

If the case she’s just been handed doesn’t destroy her first.

Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain that follows when justice is not served. It’s why she became an attorney and why she’s so driven in her career. When she’s assigned a wrongful death case against the government, she isn’t sure if it’s the lucky break she needs to secure a partnership—or an attempt to make sure she never gets there.

Further complicating matters is Andrew Wesley, her roommate’s distractingly attractive cousin. But Andrew’s father is a congressman, and Hayden’s currently taking on the government. Could the timing be any worse?

The longer she keeps the case active, the higher the stakes become. Unknown enemies seem determined to kill the case—or her. Logic and self-preservation indicate she should close the case. But how can she, when justice is still just beyond her reach?

Author Bio

Cara Putman is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers, historical romances, and romantic suspense novels. She has won or been a finalist for honors including the ACFW Book of the Year and the Christian Retailing’s BEST Award. Cara graduated high school at 16, college at 20, completed her law degree at 27, and recently received her MBA. She is a practicing attorney, teaches undergraduate and graduate law courses at a Big Ten business school, and is a homeschooling mom of four. She lives with her husband and children in Indiana. Visit her website at CaraPutman.com, Facebook: Cara.Putman, Twitter: @Cara_Putman.

Editorial Reviews

“The author's expertise shines through and adds a tremendous amount of credibility to the story. Danger, adventure and intrigue pour from every chapter.”
“…a relatable and fascinating story…Remarkably akin to today’s news headlines…a legal thriller that is intricately written to keep readers on edge.”
'With its menacing mood, crisp dialog, and quick pace, Putman’s (Shadowed by Grace) action-packed legal thriller highlights a complex political scene. Starring a determined female attorney who will stop at nothing to resolve her case, this title will please fans of Joel C. Rosenberg and John Grisham.'

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  1. KimP
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Beyond Justice
    January 30, 2018
    KimP
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beyond Justice by Cara Putman is a legal suspense thriller. I was afraid that this would be another book full of legal talk but it wasnt. Cara gave enough information so that you could follow the court proceedings but you were not overwhelmed. The suspense level was not very high as you were mainly trying to figure out who was hiding what, instead of a lot of action. Overall, I liked the book and would recommend it.

    I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
  2. Kym
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Is the truth worth the risk?
    January 13, 2018
    Kym
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What would you do if, as an attorney working your way up the ladder, given a case no one else wants? And you shortly discover there is more at stake than you thought. Lives, including yours, now hang in the balance.

    Hayden McCarthy is put exactly in that deadly position. As she uncovers the truths being hidden she begins having to fight against the same government she works for. The premise of this story sucked me in right away. Dangerous political secrets. corrupt people, immigrants, determination that Hayden showed in bringing the truth to light. Everything about this story was on point! The story was easy to follow and hard to set down to do other things. I was happy to discover this is the first in a series and I am looking forward to jumping back into the political intrigue and dangers.

    *I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed about the story are entirely my own thoughts and I was not financially compensated in any way.*
  3. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome Legal Thriller
    October 26, 2017
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I think I'm going to have to stop saying I'm not into legal thrillers because this is the second one in as many weeks that totally floored me. The legal backdrop brings an interesting edge to the suspense as does the Washington political scene. What a gnarly, twisted mess it all is!

    And Hayden's smack in the middle after she lands an intriguing case at the same time an equally intriguing man enters the picture and I don't know which thrilled me more. Well, maybe Andrew gets my vote as most thrilling. :-) He's interested, she's not, they both have complicated lives...the perfect foundation to start a lasting relationship, right? Plus Adam is a dog person. You can't go wrong with a hero who has a dog.

    The suspense builds from seemingly unrelated incidents and I love the way the author pulls all the pieces together. Slow, deliberate, evenly paced 'aha' moments until the frantic breakneck speed to the finish line! Kept me glued to the page, anxious to figure it all out.

    A great cast of secondary characters -- particularly some up and coming lawyer friends of Hayden's -- bring depth to the story. Loved Emilie, Andrew's cousin and Hayden's roommate, and am excited because the next book in the Hidden Justice series is about her -- look for Imperfect Justice in December. I will be!
  4. MaryAnn
    OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Action-packed legal thriller
    October 12, 2017
    MaryAnn
    OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Hayden McCarthy has devoted her life to serving others by representing them and working for justice as she practices law in DC. Her latest case may prove more dangerous than anyone anticipated. Can she protect her client and herself while getting to the bottom of an illegal alien teen's murder in a detention center? Add to the complications, her roommate's handsome cousin is the son of a rising Congressman and he and Hayden are thrown together. The story's exciting pace and suspense keeps readers hungering for more and to see the case resolved. I received this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
  5. EAHendryx
    Santa Clarita, Ca
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome Romantic Legal Thriller
    August 8, 2017
    EAHendryx
    Santa Clarita, Ca
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beyond Justice that takes me back to the beauty of Washington, D.C. while sending me on a thrilling mission for justice fraught with twists, turns, and duplicity.

    Not only have I had the pleasure of getting to know Cara Putman through her work with ACFW, but I've also had the chance to do her headshots. Let me tell you - she is the sweetest! When I heard about this book I was sooo excited to read it and let me tell you, it delivered.



    Hayden McCarthy is a character that I instantly fell in love with. I could easily picture her walking the streets of Arlington after a long day at work just as I could see her seeking out the truth through the justice system. Alternatively, I loved Andrew Wesley's character. He was multi-faceted and I appreciated his perspective juxtaposed with Hayden's.

    The stakes of the book are obvious from the beginning and I liked how Cara was able to tie Andrew's work in with Hayden's case. I also appreciated the difference this book represents for the romantic suspense genre. I really enjoyed the fact that neither of their professions are 'typical' for a current romantic suspense. I feel like it was a fresh take on this genre and drew me in immediately.

    I would point out that (at times) I felt a little ignorant of our justice system *cringes* and couldn't follow along on all parts. Cara did a great job explaining, but maybe I'm just too far gone to grasp some of the legal ideas and the court system. Still, wherever possible, I felt like she slipped in explanations that were not far fetched in the context of the conversation and made the "technical side" easily readable.

    Lastly, the setting. OMG I miss D.C. so much and this book was like taking a walk along the Tidal Basin or seeing the Washington Monument in the sky line. It was beautifully portrayed and I felt like I was back there as I read this.

    I'd definitely recommend this to those who like legal and suspense reads. It's not "high octane" action, but there's enough suspense to really grip you. The romance is wonderfully done as well and will really hold you to the end.



    My rating: 4.5*
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