His name is Roarke. His history is a swath of blood and violence. Released from prison after another man died under his fists, he's found some semblance of peace as a private investigator. Sometimes he's hired to solve a problem. Sometimes he's hired to do something mean. He prefers the one, but he isn't above the other. When he's hired to locate a gorgeous banking executive's missing niece, Roarke suspects the case might be just another ugly custody fight between the girl's parents.
When a dead man is discovered behind Theresa Winkle's bar, she's charged with his murder. Darren Fletcher and Issabella Bright immediately set out to discover the identity of the real killer. But doing so quickly uncovers dark secrets from Darren's past - secrets that have been hidden from him by those he most trusts.
Darren Fletcher and Issabella Bright don't mingle and gossip with the other lawyers around town. The criminal attorneys might be a bit mismatched, but they fight to win and always stand by each other. Their latest case involves a retired Supreme Court judge: His nephew's been murdered on his private island. He needs someone who'll put ethics aside to protect him and find the cold-blooded killer.
"Isolated Judgment Rightfully Names"
Darren Fletcher, once the rising star of Detroit's criminal justice system, has fallen far. All the way to an office in a smoky dive bar on the wrong side of the city. But a single phone call could be the key to climbing out of his downward spiral: A police brutality victim needs his help, and the family's willing to pay.
"Good Plot, Great Characters, and Carrington MacDuffie brings it alive"
Issabella Bright has had it with bailing her handsome but unpredictable boyfriend-slash-partner out of the drunk tank, with him messing up their court schedule, and with his buttinski female best friend. But Darren's latest story is no flustered excuse - the glad-handing stranger who blew into his office is none other than Mr. Unreliable himself: Issabella's long-absent father. And the only thing he's brought with him is trouble.