Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck takes on what looks like an easy case, and wins, only to discover that his client has scammed everyone. When the client turns up dead in Jack's bathtub, Jack is wanted for murder.
For smart, tough Miami criminal lawyer Jack Swyteck, it was a golden opportunity to help out his beautiful ex-girlfriend Jessie Merrill, who sold her life insurance for a cash payment when she wrongly believed she was dying. Now, thanks to Jack's courtroom prowess, Jessie can keep the $1.5 million she received. But it turns out that Swyteck and the insurance company are both victims of a gorgeous scam artist. And when Jessie's lifeless corpse is discovered in his bathtub, the attorney is suddenly wanted for murder. Framed and desperate — on the run from the police and a powerful criminal consortium willing to go to any lengths to retrieve the money — Jack must exhume the dark secrets of a buried past to save his freedom, his career, and his life. But even his unique legal skills cannot keep him out of the murderous sights of a cold killer — one who wants Jack Swyteck's blood . . . and is beyond suspicion.
is the “New York Times” bestselling author of nineteen previous novels, including “Afraid of the Dark”, “Money to Burn”, “Intent to Kill”, “Born to Run”, “Last Call”, “Lying with Strangers”, “When Darkness Falls”, and “Got the Look”. He lives in Florida, where he was a trial lawyer.