Jenna James's life has been smooth-sailing since she left the high-powered law firm of Marbury Marfan. She's happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she's well liked by her students, coupled-up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure. But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna's office seeking her advice about a treasure map he recently inherited. When Primo turns up dead and Jenna is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder investigation, everyone turns on her. Desperate for help, she calls on two old friends: Robert Tarza, her old law partner from Marbury Marfan, and Oscar Quesana, an odd-duck solo practitioner. The three race to save Jenna's career-and perhaps her life-in this whip-smart thriller of treasure maps, murder, and law school politics.
Charles Rosenberg is a practicing attorney and the bestselling author of the novel Death of a High Floor and the non-fiction book The Trial of O.J.: How to Watch the Trial and Understand What's Really Going On, which he wrote just before covering the trial as one of two on-air legal analysts for E! Entertainment Television. In addition to his books, he has consulted on numerous primetime television shows including L.A. Law, Boston Legal, and The Practice. A graduate of Antioch College and the Harvard Law School, he has taught extensively as an adjunct professor of law both at universities throughout California and abroad. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.