“Gripping, taut courtroom procedural. This well-crafted drama rings with authenticity all the way to its heart-stopping conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly
“A good, quick read for courtroom drama fans.”—Booklist
“Lewis catches the way lawyers actually talk and act.”—Kirkus Reviews
Ted Stevens is a capable, respected trial attorney whose drinking problem and impending divorce have sent him on a downward slide. His appointment as defense counsel in a high-profile murder case seems to offer a chance at redemption. The opportunity, however, isn’t without risks. The victim—a local newspaper reporter known for her loose lifestyle and her willingness to take risks to get a story—was not only a former client but Ted’s secret lover as well. Ted must choose between concealing evidence that would be helpful to his client and revealing it, thereby becoming a suspect himself. Terry Lewis is a trial judge in Tallahassee, where he lives with his wife, Fran, and Bordoodle, Pepper.
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