The sudden loss of her husband and her resignation from the hospital job she loves leave a mourning and reluctant Katherine Kohler at the helm of the family business. Her daughter blames her for her father’s death, her despised brother-in-law claims the job he insists his dead brother promised him, and she is forced to hire his friend—a man she believes to be a criminal. The business her husband worked twenty-five years to build is suddenly in jeopardy, and a series of personal attacks threaten her family. She’s sure who the perpetrator is, but she can’t prove it.
Kimberly Larson doesn’t remember the vicious assault that almost ended her life; but her sister, Michelle, identifies Kim’s ex-fiancé, Thomas Peyton, as her attacker. Peyton is charged with the crime and indicted. The trial’s verdict appears to close the matter—until two years later, when District Attorney Wilson Howell, former prosecutor Aidan Wolf, and trial lawyer Jenna Jacobs receive anonymous e-mails threatening them and their families. What do these attorneys have in common? They all played a part in the Peyton trial.