( No Man Is Above The Law )
Michael is a successful trial lawyer who’s been placed on medical leave. But he sorely misses the courtroom battles, where he excels. When Michael receives a call from the local jail he comes to life and knows he cannot resist getting involved. For it’s a case of Murder One.
Before jumping right in, he stops and thinks about what his watchful wife will say if he goes to the jail. Every day he’s feeling stronger, working out and jogging. But the call makes him feel more alive since before the stroke. Almost before he realizes what’s happening he finds himself driving at high-speed at direction of the jail.
He accepts the case and begins investigating. Then a jury picked and Michael holds his own at trial. His client is looking more and more innocent with each witness Michael cross-examines. However, there’s a hitch: his investigator and best friend, Marcel Rainford, has disappeared. The police ask Michael what he knows. Then, late one night, the police are pounding on his front door, demanding to talk. They have a written confession they want him to read.
He reads. His knees buckle when he reaches the bottom.
He’d know that signature anywhere.