Charles Rosenberg is a bestselling author, television consultant, and practicing attorney. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he lives in Los Angeles.
Three old friends race to clear Jenna's name and protect her from a killer on the loose in this whip-smart thriller of treasure maps, murder and law school politics.
Jenna James's new life as a law professor is going smoothly: she's well liked by her students, coupled-up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure. But everything changes in the blink of an eye when a young Italian law student who seeks her advice about a treasure map he's inherited winds up dead. Just like that, Jenna's quiet existence is turned upside down: she's now the prime suspect in a murder investigation and could lose it all. When everyone in her life starts to turn on her, Jenna will call in a favor from two old friends: former Marbury Marfan law partner Robert Tarza and odd-duck solo practitioner Oscar Quesana. The last time they all worked together it was to save Robert from being framed for murder, so if there's anyone who can help her now, it's them.
When much-despised Marbury Marfan senior partner Simon Rafer turns up dead, with an ornate dagger buried between his shoulder blades, it comes as a surprise to no one. Rafer had recently been on the warpath, clearing out the "dead wood" partners from the firm, not to mention any associate who dared cross him. A thousand attorneys, scattered across four continents, had good reason to want Rafer in the ground, but homicide Detective Spritz has his eye trained on only one--senior partner Robert Tarza, with his shadowy connection to a rare and infamous ancient coin. Robert and his friend and colleague--and maybe a bit more--Jenna are soon forced to play detective themselves, in a race to find the real killer or killers before Spritz assembles what looks to be an airtight case. But in the end, only Jenna's trial skills will stand between Robert and a free room at San Quentin.