Jason Kolarich is a highly successful defense lawyer, however the book opens with him on trial for murder. The story moves backwards and forwards through a six month time period as the reasons for this are made clear.
The story unfolds through two perspectives: that of Jason and Shauna, his partner in the law firm Tasker & Kolarich; this I found the least successful aspect of the book as the 'voices' were too similar. It is a very well plotted book and while the movement in the time frame doesn't detract from the plot, at times it reduces the tension but allows for hints and misdirection and some interesting twists along the way.
The intricate plot makes it difficult to describe without spoilers. If you add together Jason's strange client who tells Jason that he is going to be framed for a crime, Alexia a court reporter who is Jason's beautiful new girlfriend (distrusted by Shauna who doesn't believe she is acting in his best interests ) and Jason's increasing dependence on OxyContin (prescribed after a knee operation) all combine to make this an interesting courtroom thriller.
This is the fourth book in the series but works as a stand alone book.