an illegal Mexican immigrant is shot on a ranch outside Dallas, it makes the
news, not because of the immigrant, but because of the shooter, Senator Tucker
Dean. It looks like a hunting accident, and the well-loved young Senator spins
the disaster artfully with his tearful press conference, until the sister in
law of the victim steps forward with another tale.
senator’s wife was regularly visiting the victim, so Casey Jordan theorizes he
was shot by the husband for revenge. When INS takes the victim’s daughter away
and tries to deport his wife, it looks like a cover-up of epic proportions.
Casey approaches the DA’s office with information, only to discover that no
prosecutor will take on this case. The senator is powerful and on track for a
presidential nomination in a few years, so no one wants to tangle with him.
is determined to see the truth come out. If the state won’t prosecute a murderer,
she will sue him in civil court on behalf of the mother. But this popular
senator is wily, vindictive, and dangerous. What will happen to Casey when she
goes up against a man who seems above the law?
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