Attorney Lindsey Paxton was the best trial lawyer around, but
the Hudson case haunts her as she got him off, but he raped and
killed a woman just after he obtained his freedom. Lindsey leaves DC
for Manhattan and stops practicing law to join the FBI.
her father is diagnosed with cancer, Lindsey returns home hoping to
persuade her dad's ex junior partner consultant Mark Reeves to take
over the firm. Mark refuses, but feels for the obviously shook up
Lindsey. He agrees to mentor her until she can run the firm. He also
accepts being first chair if she assists him on defending Williams,
a case that seems eerily identical to that of Hudson as the female
victims in both were raped before dying and all look like
This engaging legal thriller romance hooks the
audience from the moment Lindsey comes home to a case that is
identical to the one that had her give up her law practice.
Lindsey's relationship with Mark and her somewhat estranged father
(due to her refusal to practice law) adds a humanizing element to
the fast-paced tale. Although the villain and his reasoning seems
out of left field, sub-genre readers will appreciate the instincts
of the lead couple as they fall in love while defending a client,
and seeking the identity of the unknown killer who eventually will
come for Lindsey if not stopped.
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