Richard Sullivan was at the top of his profession, a rainmaker in a powerful Kansas City law firm--until his body washed up on the shores of a Missouri lake. Now the questions about his death, and his life, are reverberating through a firm that has more secrets than it knew.
For trial attorney Lou Mason, investigating the case means running through a maze of high-level corruption, sexual misconduct, organized crime, and cold-blooded murder. When another partner in the firm turns up dead -- his neck neatly snapped -- everyone believes it was Sullivan's killer...except Lou.
As he's led closer to the truth, Lou will discover a connection between the two murders that runs deeper than he could ever have imagined. With a media firestorm surrounding him, he's about to get the ultimate legal lesson -- that the most explosive crimes aren't against the law...