With a Higher Court, John Betcher has written a very original book. At first glance one might think it will be a dry, dusty tome extolling the virtues of God. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The central character of William Kensey is a man who thinks he knows where he is going, until the death of his father forces him to examine himself and his relationship (or rather lack of) with God. To help him, he uses his skills as a trial attorney.
Whilst this book takes some concentration (it is not an easy bedtime read) it is interesting, informative and holds your interest - at least it certainly did mine. The only negative point for me is that I didn't like the ending, which I felt let the novel down, although this is a very subjective view and individual readers will make up their own minds about this, indeed several reviewers have already pointed out that they particularly liked it. I certainly look forward to reading more of Mr Betcher's work and have already downloaded a copy of The 19th Element. Recommended read.