When an heiress is found murdered, corporate attorney Gail Brevard is assigned the case, despite her lack of experience in trying criminal matters. The suspect, 19-year-old Damon Powell, was found in front of the murdered girl's house, with the murder weapon--which belonged to his father--on the lawn nearby. He claims to have spent most of the night with ather woman. The situation seems impossible: everyone--including the judge--wants to convict Damon Powell. Gail believes her defendant to be incent--but can she prove it? A riveting courtroom drama, first in a series.