By Charles Rosenberg
While much-despised Marbury Marfan senior accomplice Simon Rafer turns up in a chilly pool of blood with an ornate dagger in his again, it comes as a shock to no one—least of all to Robert Tarza, who's first at the scene. A long-time accomplice at Marbury, Tarza is familiar with dozens of lawyers within the company who had sturdy reason to need Rafer within the floor. yet regardless of his personal a long time of clash with Rafer—and a up to date heated quarrel over an extraordinary historic coin Simon got from him—Robert by no means imagined that murder Detective Spritz might 0 in on him as leading suspect.
As Spritz’s case builds with uncanny velocity, Robert quick falls from his revered place at Marbury to a legal being dragged throughout the tabloids. with his kick-butt security lawyer, Jenna James, he's compelled to play detective in a race to discover the genuine killer—and uncovers an online of fraud among his closest colleagues within the technique. finally, purely Jenna’s untested trial talents can hold him out of legal.
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