As a former law enforcement officer, Cassie doesn’t want to work for a defense attorney. Especially on a case where a man has been arrested for raping his 15-year-old niece. However, Rachel assures Cassie she doesn’t have to dig up exculpatory evidence, but just to follow the trail where it leads. "Assure me that there are no holes in the case," the lawyer says, "and I'll talk my client into a plea deal." Once in Lochsa County, however, Cassie finds herself hitting brick wall after brick wall in her investigation. She can't figure out why everyone in town is taking the trouble to thwart the investigation of a case that is as rock-solid as this one’s supposed to be. Cassie isn’t one to back down, and there are plenty of twists and turns leading to the very end!