When attorney David Cavanaugh takes a distressed call from an old friend in New Jersey, he immediately offers to help. Chris Kincaid is now a US Senator and his dilemma concerns the disappearance of another member of their childhood gang—Marilyn Maloney—who the now-married Senator used to date.
What starts as a favour to a friend soon turns into a major murder investigation when a woman’s bruised and battered body is hauled from the freezing waters of the Passaic. Marilyn is dead, Chris is charged with her murder, and David faces the harrowing responsibility of defending one childhood friend accused of killing another.
A seemingly uncatchable killer, buried family secrets and devastating lies plague David and his unlikeliest of allies—the career cop, who is supposed to be working for the prosecution. Worse still, David soon discovers that proving Chris innocent is linked directly to another mistake—made by someone very close to him, many years before....