One night in San Francisco, a man is found dead of an apparent suicide, although evidence points to a possible murder. Investigators discover that the man was involved in a vicious custody battle with his ex-wife over their young daughter, a battle that included extortion threats and allegations of sexual abuse. His estranged wife's new lover, prominent defense attorney Christopher Paget, is charged with murder, setting off a sensational trial filled with new revelations. But they are overshadowed by what threatens to remain hidden: in the little girl's tangled loyalties, in the defendant's damning refusal to testify on his own behalf, and in the details of a childhood trauma that haunts his lover's adult life.
©1995 by Richard North Patterson; (P)1994 by Random House Audio Publishing, Inc., All Rights Reserved Under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions, Reproduced by Arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing, Inc.