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Solicitor Rosa Epton has vowed never again to work on a case with Malcolm Palfrey. For two years she’s managed to keep that promise – but when Palfrey journeys from distant Nettleford personally to request her assistance in one final case, Rosa finds herself reluctantly agreeing.
Initially the job seems routine enough: the two lawyers are to defend a young couple charged with malicious damage following a night of reckless drinking. While Rosa doggedly prepares the defence, Palfrey’s participation is almost nonexistent, and on the day of the trial he fails to turn up. What Rosa doesn’t know is that he is slumped over a park bench with a bullet in his brain and gun in his hand …
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