Maddie Brown is a cocky and idealistic public defender who knows all too well that her career choice makes her the pariah of the criminal justice system. Everyone seems to loathe her including the defendants, the prosecutors, the Judges and law enforcement. As the daughter of a rural police officer, Maddie took the extremely demanding and thankless job in part to exonerate her father’s street justice reputation. She lost her father when she was a teenager from an apparent heart attack while on a routine patrol.
No one questioned her father’s death until over a decade later when old wounds are reopened in a Delaware Courtroom. Maddie unknowingly discovers she opened a Pandora’s Box of terror and everyone she comes in contact with her seems to have a motive to want her dead.
Maddie soon realizes that she must practice law at her own risk and the risk is extreme when a cunning killer targets her as his next victim. What can a public defender do to keep herself alive when the police fail to help her? She must defend herself in the trial of her life.