J. Robert Simpson is a prominent civil litigator in Manhattan and a nonstop sexual harasser. Late one evening, someone guns him down in his office. Three months later, the police arrest Amanda Morelli, another attorney with the same law firm.
Young and brilliant defense attorney David Lee reviews the evidence against Amanda, including her damaging statements to the police and an email to a friend in which she expressed an intent to kill Simpson. He also learns a mysterious, tall blonde woman could have led Simpson to his death.
David is wary of Amanda's parents, who seem surprisingly blasé about their daughter's murder indictment. A more serious concern is her father's suspected mafia ties. David must also set aside his attraction to Amanda and deal with the personalities in his office. His law partner has a warped sense of humor, and his office manager has little respect for him.
When David learns the shocking truth behind the murder and other buried secrets, they rock him to his core.