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Defending an innocent young man, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of corruption and greed that leads to the highest levels of political power in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini.
One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When shes killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore.
Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madrianis daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Sernas death. Ives claims he had only one drink on the night of the accident, yet he cant remember anything between the time he left for a party north of San Diego and the moment he woke up in a hospital the next morning. Hes still dazed and a little bruised, but also obviously very afraid. After all, a woman is dead, and hes sure he didnt kill her.
To save an innocent young mans life, the brilliant defense attorney must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clientsno matter how unsavorya search that will lead him into a vortex of corruption, and at its center, a devious killer poised to strike again.