After her acquittal on charges of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Sydney Bennett is about to be released when a young woman who looks like her is seen in the mob that has gathered, hatred whipped up by an opportunistic TV news personality, outside the jail. Almost strangled, Celeste Latamore is left in a coma, and her parents turn to Jack Swyteck, the lawyer who had successfully defended Sydney, in their quest to find someone to pay her crippling medical costs. In the meaantime, Jack himself is attacked in the same way that Celeste has been, and those he loves are threatened. What is the relationship between the two attacks? Who paid Celeste to show up outside the jail, and who is attempting to frame Jack for jury tampering? This gripping thriller had me on the edge of my seat.