I actually finished reading this book quite a while ago. I just forgot to write a review. I really enjoy Dugoni's legal thrillers. He's an excellent writer, and I only gave him four stars instead of five because I preferred one of his other books to this one. David Sloane, a top-notch attorney, is recovering from the loss of his wife. In the midst of his work on previous cases, he comes across a very smart, attractive defending attorney who was against him on one of those cases. She quickly becomes involved in his life, almost too quickly. Then Sloane finds out that this woman is being targeted for her work in bringing down a drug trafficker who managed to kill her daughter. When a trafficker is found murdered, she becomes a suspect, and asks Sloane to represent her in court.
Sloane seems to be a bit oblivious to this woman's agenda, but the people who work for him and even his step-son are growing wise to possible problems in the case, and in this woman's involvement in Sloane's life. Sloane is forced to separate his personal life from the case, and look at what is really going on before it is too late.
Great summer read, very smart, with lots of intelligence.