Kayla Nugent, a Houston criminal defense attorney, knows money can buy many things, but it can't buy love or friendship, and it shouldn't buy justice. When a best-selling romance author is murdered, the politically motivated D.A. charges Kayla's former best friend with the murder. The decision forces Kayla to face a past that ripped her life to shreds, and defend the one person she'd rather see in jail.
The stress of the high profile trial and a client she doesn't trust hinders Kayla's developing relationship with Darren Duval, a private detective hired to help her.
The people close to Kayla try to convince her not to take the case. Only one insists she drop it—the person trying to kill her.