In the first in the series featuring defense lawyer Joe Dillard we find him near the end of his rope (i.e. career) even though he is fairly young. A bit tired of representing scumbags and lowlifes he has just one wish and that is to represent…An Innocent Client. He wouldn’t mind one who paid him well either.
When a young mystery woman; who is really barely out of her teens, is accused of a heinous murder of a preacher, Dillard thinks he may have found his dream client. The prosecution, however, has a circumstantial, but fairly strong case against her and it doesn’t help that his client worked at a strip club and the owner of the club is footing the bill for her defense. Oh and the son of the murdered preacher is off-balance. There are more twists, but you’ll have to just read the novel to get them.
It is interesting that the author, Scott Pratt, is self-published. I enjoyed this novel that I promptly purchased and read the next one in the series.