Plea Bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brook, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her four years as assistant DA, she's never plea bargained a case and vows she never will.
But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities.
To break the logjam and convicther nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.
This book will surprise you in the end because the very last person you thought would be guilty turns out to be the worst and is corrupt as they come. Jamie's mother was shot dead 10 years earlier and her father was wounded by a man wanting money to buy meth at the the time. That was the real reason Jamie wanted to prosecute criminals. Unfortunately, the time and several strokes that her father had ,he would not be alive on the day she got him put on death row for the murder of her mother and for the shattered life her father has had to live for the past 10 years.
Caleb Tate, a friend of the family, was able to preside over the hearing. His lawyer was able to keep him from getting the death penalty and Jamie could not figure out why he hadn't. Some time later Caleb Tate's wife had been killed by a drug overdose. Jamie believed all along that Caleb had something to do with with it and grew war him. She decided he was a sleaze ball and vowed one day to brin him to justice.
I am going to stop there because I don't want to give too much of the book away. This is a really god book and I hope you will pick it up and read it. I don't want to spoil the ending for you but it will keep you guessing until the last minute who did what!
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