Just days away from being honored with a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Daniel Brennan is brutally stabbed to death in his garage. In the immediate aftermath, an army of media and law enforcement agents descend on the case, with thousands of tips pouring in from the public. When one, in particular, leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to suspect Steven Gallagher, Somers is made a hero for having solved the case.
But Chris Gallagher is certain his brother is innocent, and he vows not to rest until the truth comes out. Thanks to Somers’ newfound fame, he’s an easy man to track down. Chris makes it clear that Somers’ own brother will die if he refuses to help clear Steven’s name. And so begins a desperate attempt to find another suspect—any other suspect—in Judge Brennan’s death that will, unexpectedly, open the door to unseen powerful and deadly forces.