Five Star, Nov 2004, 26.95, 258 pp.
Attorney Lindsey Paxton was the best trial lawyer around, but the Hudson case haunts her because after she got him acquited, he raped and killed a woman. Lindsey leaves DC for Manhattan and stops practicing law to join the FBI.
When her father is diagnosed with cancer, Lindsey returns home hoping to persuade her dad's ex junior partner consultant Mark Reeves to take over the firm. Mark refuses, but feels for the obviously shook up Lindsey. He agrees to mentor her until she can run the firm if she assists him on defending a case which seems eerily identical to that of Hudson as the female victims in both were raped before dying and all look like Lindsey.
The lead couple fall in love while defending a client, and seeking the identity of the unknown killer who eventually will come for Lindsey if not stopped.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner