Leo Maxwell is a defense attorney with a conscience, and in this follow-up novel
he exhibits all the characteristics of the breed. He thinks he knows at all, and as a
result nearly gets himself killed. It all begins when he is handed a possible case by
a woman tipster and he is blind to the possibility that he is being duped.
But being a lawyer isn’t enough for Leo. He becomes an investigator and performs
other roles, some of which are possibly unethical. All these machinations
sometimes are too much for the reader to slog through, and the complicated plot
slows progress through the pages. There is a courtroom scene which is well-
presented (which unfortunately cannot be said for the remainder of the novel) and
written by an author who is, after all, a practicing attorney, albeit not in criminal law.