"High-profile lawyer Jack Swyteck returns in this follow-up to the author's bestselling title, THE PARDON. Unfortunately, this offering is not equal to its predecessor. Though it begins with a clever twist and a lot of promise, it soon sputters into predictability. L.J. Ganser seems to sense this because his reading lacks the creative sparkle he's often shown before. When a client and former girlfriend is found dead--in the lawyer's bathtub, no less--Swyteck sets out to clear his name before he's charged with murder. The only real surprise in this plot comes with the climax, when, appropriately, Ganser ratchets up his performance. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"