When jack Newlin finds his wife dead on the floor of their elegant dining room, he's convinced he knows who killed her. Determined to shield the murderer from justice, Jack stages the crime scene so that the evidence incriminates him, then calls the police to confess. And to hammer the final nail in his own coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio, employed by Philadelphia law firm Rosato & Associates.
Unfortunately for Jack, hiring Mary could turn out to be a huge mistake. Though inexperienced, she doubts his confession. Her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants only one thing - to convict himself. Or can she? Smart, gutsy, and dogged to the last, Mary decides to stick with the case. With help from the most unexpected sources, she sets out to prove what really happened. Because, as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.