Young Texas attorney Casey Jordan has the brains and the beauty to make it big. When world-famous law professor Eric Lipton is accused of the brutal murder of one of his students, he chooses Casey to represent him.
Yet this is a trial unlike any Casey has ever faced, and it blows up in her face. Suddenly, Casey is caught between the grief-stricken father of a young murder victim, and a cunning serial killer who plots to strike again. Following the letter of the law has put Casey's career in jeopardy. Fulfilling the spirit of the law may cost her her life . . .