IS IT EVER WISE FOR AN ATTORNEY TO DEFEND HER LOVER'S EX-LOVER? At the request of her law partner and lover, Harry Madigan, attorney Marty Nickerson agrees to defend beautiful Louisa Rawlings against the charge of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of her wealthy husband. Marty is both intrigued and disturbed by Louisa since she used to be Harry's girlfriend but is her own polar opposite. The DA believes Louisa was motivated by greed but Marty's gut tells her the murderer was driven by something far more personal. As Marty builds her client's defense, she encounters Louisa's handsome ex-husband, her surly stepdaughter, and the girl's deadbeat boyfriend. But as the evidence against Louisa mounts and Marty can't count on help from her male associates who are dangerously bewitched by Louisa, she must rely on her own well-honed legal instincts and passion for justice to make sure a brutal killer doesn't go free.