Dedication can be a dangerous thing. When an ambitious employment attorney is given a chance at the big time, she grabs it with both hands - and loses her grip on the man she loves. Determined to become the first African-American partner at one of L.A.'s most prestigious law firms, employment attorney Vernetta Henderson is thrilled when she is chosen to defend a prominent socialite accused of murder - until she learns that Neddy McClain will try the case with her. The only other African-American attorney at the firm, Neddy is hot-tempered and distant, making a complex case even tougher to handle. But the women vow to put aside their differences to prove the client's innocence. Coping with the mounting pressures of defending a high-profile murder case proves challenging and as the case starts to garner media attention, Vernetta has no choice but to spend more time in the office. Vernetta's new husband Jefferson, anxious to start a family, unwittingly adds more stress to the mix. Tired of being placed on the backburner, his patience is wearing thin.
As Vernetta's professional life dangerously intrudes on her personal life, she starts to realise that providing her client with the best possible defence could come at a very high price. A victory on the case would propel her into her dream position - but how sweet will that be without the man she loves by her side?
About the Author
Pamela Samuels Young is a practicing attorney and bestselling author of multiple legal thrillers, including Every Reasonable Doubt, In Firm Pursuit, Murder on the Down Low, Buying Time, and Attorney-Client Privilege. In addition to writing novels and working as an in-house employment attorney for a major corporation, Pamela formerly served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is a diehard member of Sisters in Crime-L.A., an organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers. A former journalist, she is a graduate of USC, Northwestern University and UC Berkeley’s School of Law.