Bell's writing is strong and his courtroom experience makes this a completely devourable read. With Ty still in the Benedictine community, it looks like more than just his basketball game is developing with the sister. But it's in the courtroom where Ty excels and this case is a doozy. While there is no overt Christian faith message in the story, the battle between good and evil is strong.
Sister Mary's been the victim of stalking and joins Ty as his courtroom assistant. She makes a big difference in his way of doing business and his thought process. What does that mean to him as a man, though? And will it make a difference for his client? (CENTER STREET, Aug., 304 pp., $21.99)