Detective Lauren Riley has always been on the opposite side of the courtroom from slick defense attorney Frank Violanti. Now he's begging to hire her as a private investigator to help clear his client of murder. She wants nothing to do with the media circus surrounding the case-- until she meets the eighteen-year-old suspect. Lauren must unravel the conflicting evidence and changing stories to get at the buried facts. The more she digs, the more she discovers that nothing is what it first appears to be-- and now Lauren has attracted a stalker.