Paul Levine's tenth adventure starring linebacker-turned-crusading defense attorney Jake Lassiter. Usually seen defending clients in particular pickles, this time Jake wakes on the beach and finds himself accused of strangling his lover, banker Pamela Baylins.
The case against Jake is strong. At the time of Pamela's murder, Jake had just discovered she'd skimmed from his trust accounts and left evidence he was the thief. The murder weapon is Jake's belt, and Jake is certainly strong enough to have done the crime. What follows is Levine's leanest thriller, compelling Jake, jurors, and readers to rethink the fateful night's events as new details emerge.