In David Rosenfelt's latest thriller, Jamie Wagner must free a convicted murderer so that she can save her dying daughter - by taking her own life.
Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm, doing background research for the partners. It's not that he isn't smart. He is. It's just that hard work, the whole legal world, isn't really his thing. Underachiever? Yes. Content? At least until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down.
Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a 30-year sentence for killing her husband, whom she claims abused her and her daughter, Karen. The case is settled. There shouldn't be anything for Jamie to do - except Karen is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant, and her rare blood type makes the chance of finding a matching donor remote. Sheryl wants to be that donor, and Jamie is in way over his head. Suicide, no matter what the motive, is illegal, and Sheryl is put on suicide watch.
Jamie's only shot at helping Sheryl and saving Karen is to reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl's innocence, and get her freed, so that she can pursue her plan on her own.
David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 35 dogs. Tadd Morgan is an actor, dancer and musician holding a bachelor of arts degree in Improvisational Performance Structures from Bennington College. He has been performing in his native Seattle for the past five years.