When a small-town lawyer defends a local murder suspect, they are swept into a deadly international coverup.
Lee Acker is horrified by the violent killing of his childhood best friend.
And he is equally distraught to discover that he stands wrongly accused of the crime.
As a whirlwind of media frenzy and a high-profile investigation descend on Lee’s ordinarily quiet Georgia town, he boldly flees to Mexico in a hunt for answers.
But Lee barely has time to catch whispers of shady international dealings before he finds himself detained and extradited back to the United States to stand trial.
Now, Lee's last hope rests with the local legal community’s rising star, Maggie Reynolds, the only defense lawyer who is skilled—and determined—enough to clear his name. Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly game and armed only with the hints and rumors gleaned from Lee's brief time in Mexico, Maggie and Lee must work against the clock to put together the pieces of an increasingly shocking puzzle.
The picture that takes shape will turn the courtroom on its head...and expose a sinister conspiracy that extends far beyond this small Georgia town.
Joe Cargile's riveting Blake County Legal Thrillers are perfect for fans of John Grisham and Michael Connelly.
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