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One prosecutor risks everything to stop a powerful cabal from stealing justice.
From a single courtroom, one prosecutor’s courageous stand threatens to expose a vast conspiracy and take down some of the city’s most powerful people.
Prosecutor Marisol Cuellar is ordered to facilitate the exoneration of a man wrongfully convicted of murder. Terry Jackson—known as T.J.—has spent nine years in prison for the murder of a young girl, and an exoneration is a key step toward his ability to recover millions of dollars for the wrongful conviction.
At first glance, this exoneration case seems straightforward, but while preparing for the court hearing, Cuellar makes a startling discovery: the evidence is overwhelming that T.J. is indeed guilty. Armed with this information, Cuellar shocks everyone at the hearing by calling key witnesses and bringing forward evidence of corruption at the top of her own office and beyond. She leaves the courtroom that day with her career in jeopardy; soon after, someone tries to kill her, and she’s forced to go underground to survive.
This unprecedented investigation takes the reader through a seamy intersection of crime, law, and politics in Chicago. With the help of a handful of elite cops, Cuellar races to expose the truth and save her career before she can be silenced for good.