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3.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen White Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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The sudden death of Utah's Senator Orrin Hatch propels his successor, Lester Horner, first into Hatch's Senate 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 reputation - 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, the hero of Privileged Information and the national best seller Private Practices, to Alan's fiancée, Lauren Crowder. The pool-shooting deputy D.A.'s life is already complicated enough as she picks her way through her relationship with Alan at the same time she is fighting her quiet and dignified battle with multiple sclerosis.

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, with timely help from Alan Gregory and his old friend Detective Sam Purdy of the Boulder, Colorado, police, White's tough but determined women find the body count growing and themselves placed in jeopardy by a remorseless killer. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzan | 2/17/2014

    " Mystery mixed with the beliefs & deepest secrets of the Morman church,(you think the Catholic church is messed up, you'll be on your knees thanking God you weren't born a Mormon!!!) This started me reading White's,"Allen Gregory" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 2/10/2014

    " Very interesting....this Stephen White (Dr. Alan Gregory) book takes place in Utah as opposed to Boulder, where the majority of the series is set. A unique and fascinating look into Mormonism and the LDS. Throw in another mystery/scandal and you've got a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/3/2014

    " Great book! More of it took place in Utah rather than Boulder, and Alan Gregory wasn't in as much of the book as I liked. Still, a wonderful thriller with wonderful characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/2/2014

    " A murder mystery based on the hierarchy of the Mormon Church. Interesting but a little far-fetched. I will be reading more of Mr. White's books because his background investigation seems to be thorough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/29/2014

    " I am listening to this book. It is interesting how the Mormon church operates. It is almost like a corporation rather than a man -made religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/17/2014

    " Mormonism- anotherone of my inexplicable interests "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/14/2014

    " Interesting novel that incorporates teachings of the Mormon church into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Forgetfulone | 12/19/2013

    " intense, keep you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 12/17/2013

    " In this book about the Mormon "higher authority," there is just too much misinformation, misunderstanding, and plain falsehood to enjoy the story. A lot of the research was correct, but the attitude obviously came those who have issues with the Church and its policies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 10/29/2013

    " I just really like this series. I can't wait to read the rest of it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 10/25/2013

    " This third book in the Alan Bradley series dealt with the Mormon culture and that was very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 2/27/2013

    " I always lean things when I read White's books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/26/2013

    " so far this is my favorite of the series. I loved the information about the Mormon culture, and enjoied the perspective of Lauren. Good mystery, though a bit to easy to solve, would have liked a bit more twists and turns and also would have liked more of the Harley story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/10/2012

    " This book teaches a lot about the inner workings of Mormonism while entertaining readers with an adventurous and suspensful mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara K. | 11/13/2012

    " A scary story about faith gone amuck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 columbialion | 1/6/2012

    " Fiction wrapped within historical accurate accounting of Mormon lunacy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/19/2011

    " First of this series that I've read. The library doesn't have book one and book 2 was checked out. But this was still a good one to start with. I really liked the story. Will definitely read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/9/2011

    " Very intriguing story, and he handled the plot line of dealing with the LDS church very respectfully. Another great one by Stephen White! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 4/9/2011

    " This one is about alleged gay sexual harassment, serial murder, and the mormon church! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 2/14/2011

    " I like this series. I was disappointed to find out the stuff he says about Utah isn't true exactly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/1/2011

    " One of the main characters suffered from MS also so I could so relate to what she was going through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Hanberry | 12/23/2010

    " Mormon mystery. Very scary people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/3/2009

    " Since this story focuses around the Mormon Church, Stephen White needed more of a Mormon's perspective, rather than an anti-Mormon's. He got some things right, but too much was wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill Rodriguez | 8/17/2009

    " I loved the first two books in this series, however I was disappointed in this book. I had a hard time getting into the story line and many parts of it seemed to drag on. I missed not having "Alan" as the main character. I am hoping the 4th book will be better. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen White

Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Case, Manner of Death, Critical Conditions, Remote Control, Harm’s Way, Higher Authority, Private Practices, and Privileged Information. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.