A 14-year-old girl accused of murder. A former prosecutor who might be able to save her. And a District Attorney out for blood…
Jessie Black is on the outside looking in. No longer an assistant DA, she now struggles to find meaning in a new career defending wealthy tax cheats. But when the teenage granddaughter of a colleague is arrested for murder, Jessie suddenly finds herself back where she belongs – fighting for justice in Philadelphia criminal court.
District Attorney Damon Faber doesn’t care about justice. He stokes a venomous, personal obsession with Jessie, and he seizes this murder trial as his chance to vent his hatred – not just by beating Jessie in the courtroom, but by crushing her heart and soul.
Jessie has never faced an enemy this powerful or stakes this high. Can she save a young girl from a horrific fate while also saving herself and those she loves?