Stella Cataloni is a dazzling D.A. in Dallas who has become a media superstar with spectacular court victories in hardball homicide cases. But now she is charged with a monstrous murder, and those she thought were her friends - and enemies she never knew she had - move in for the kill.
Is she guilty? Or innocent? Or both? As flashbulbs explode and video cameras roll, Stella must confront an act of violence that scarred both her body and mind. She must explore a labyrinth of corruption, love, and lust that stretches back fifteen years. She must outduel a rival female D.A. who uses every trick in the law books and every seduction of her sex. And, using the most powerful courtroom tools from forensic animation to virtual reality, Stella must apply every ounce of nerve and brains to escape an unseen enemy who will stop at nothing to see her dead.