Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a point-shaving scheme. In prison, he finds forgiveness and faith. After prison, he earns a law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth.
Be careful what you ask for.
Harry McNaughten is one of the founding partners of McNaughten and Clay—and the only attorney willing to take a chance employing an ex-con turned lawyer. Though Landon initially questions Harry’s ethics and methods, the crusty old lawyer wins Landon’s respect with his brilliant legal mind and knack for winning. But as the two lawyers prepare for a high-profile murder case, Harry is gunned down in what appears to be a random mugging. Weeks later, the firm’s leased jet explodes over Chesapeake Bay, and two more McNaughten and Clay lawyers are eulogized. Somebody has a vendetta against the firm, and Landon, his family, and his sole remaining partner are the final targets.
As Landon struggles to keep the firm together, he can’t help but wonder: Is the plot related to a shady case from McNaughten and Clay’s past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?