From the author of the best-selling The Verdict and chairman of the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers' Association comes a legal thriller filled with unexpected repercussions. When a mysterious woman is murdered in Boston, District Attorney Neil Harrington calls for a grand jury indictment against the suspected killer. Harrington knows that Christopher Dillard, a brilliant Harvard surgeon, was the last person to see her alive-and the doctor has no alibi for the time of the murder. Now Dillard has asked defense attorney Dan Sheridan for help. With police officers hiding crucial evidence and FBI agents listening to all his conversations, Sheridan knows Dillard's case is only a cover for a deadly political game.