An icon’s life implodes—at two in the morning
World renowned, revered actor Aaron Julian is awakened at two a.m. by his agent who informs him that he has been accused of sexual harassment. Young actresses will break the story on prime-time TV that morning—with their lawyer, the attorney who led the charge in the priests’ sexual abuse cases.Aaron and his celebrity pop-singer wife, Veda, vehemently deny the charges, and hire powerful defense lawyer Raquel Rematti. But when the plaintiffs’ lawyer is murdered in Central Park, the stakes skyrocket and the conspiracies spiral out of control.
Despite revelation after revelation, Aaron continues to proclaim his innocence. And in his defense, Rematti uses every tool in the legal system to produce courtroom drama that is unparalleled.The outcome—impossible to predict—is guaranteed to stun and to linger with you for a long time.
Fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow will devour this cutting-edge thriller
"Paul Batista makes New York City come alive as we follow his heroine, feisty and clever female lawyer Raquel Rematti, through an exciting and intricate journey in his latest legal thriller. It draws you into that journey in unanticipated and exciting ways.” —Bill Bratton, former Police Commissioner of New York City and best-selling author
"Buckle up and get ready for a ride into the New York justice system in which the characters, their institutions, and the venue all add up to fast and fun reading." —Booktrib