His beliefs - moral and religious - are consistent, well-developed, and intellectually compelling. However much you think you've considered the issues, he's considered them more. Add the fact that he is this girl's father, and squaring off with him in court would not be easy. I know I wouldn't relish it.
My recommendation for our fifth book of the year is by Richard North Patterson. Protect and Defend is an exciting political thriller that will challenge you, but never bore you, with its riveting legal and political issues. Here is the worksheet.