Criminal defense attorney Sandra Salinsky is hired to defend Kitty Fulton for the murder of Kitty's father, plaintiffs' attorney Phillip Parker. The case is more complicated than it first appears, since Parker was Salinsky's mother's best friend. Salinsky and her mother, Erma Townley, are law partners. Although Fulton claims she is innocent, Sandra soon learns that Kitty had millions of reasons to kill her father, and not all of them were about money. To make matters worse, Edgar Saul, the prosecutor from hell, is assigned to the case. Sandra and Erma put their heads together to try to figure out who really killed Phillip. It seems that everyone has a different story of the events on the night of the murder. One thing is certain, though, someone stole the victim's watch and ring, which could turn a murder into a capital murder, a death penalty offense. Sandra's greatest desire is to find the killer before her client is indicted and put to trial for capital murder. Before this case is over, Sandra will risk everything to solve a crime that leads into the very pillars of Galveston society, and put herself in danger to capture a killer who will take no chances in making her the next victim.
April 2005 : USA Hardback
June 2006 : USA Paperback
August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition