Two people have died in macabre accidents, one struck by lightning on Tahoe's highest mountain and one mowed down by a hit-and-run driver. In the middle of a controversial procedure to exhume one of the bodies, powerful businessman Quentin de Beers is killed. Charged with the murder, Quentin's angry grandson Jason won't talk, even to Nina, his defense attorney. To save her client, Nina must expose the truth about his troubled family and untangle the hidden connections that link all three deaths. And in order to prevent a terrible injustice, Nina makes a harrowing decision to "obstruct justice" by concealing crucial evidence in the trial. In the page-turning tradition ofMotion to Suppressand theNew York TimesbestsellerInvasion of Privacy, Perri O'Shaughnessy once again places attorney Nina Reilly in the backstreets of Lake Tahoe where she is up against some colorful and dangerous characters and where the action always goes beyond the courtroom.