Attorney Rep Pennyworth faces the client from hell, who contends that her 1997 novel is the basis for a 1999 film and wants to sue. Soon an outline emerges of a bizarre scheme to destroy the credibility of a legendary Hollywood director.
Rep and Melissa Pennyworth attend a reenactment of a Civil War battle in Missouri while seeking a case for attorney Rep - and find a corpse instead. Melissa’s friend, Linda Damon, was emotionally involved with the victim before his death, and Linda’s husband, Peter, had motive, opportunity, and a Civil War saber that is drenched in the victim’s blood. Logically, this is a job for the police, but when Rep and Melissa are involved, logic is seldom a reliable guide.