Police Officer John Griffo died in the line of duty on national television, when JJ Jackson shot him in cold blood. Scheduled to receive the death penalty in a week, Jackson insists that murder was never his intent. Attorney Sonny Ritter is trying to get his life back on track after an arrest for cocaine possession. When his former law-school classmate, Kit Lake, asks for his help on JJ's final appeal, how can he turn her down? Gripping from page one, the intensity of this story is matched only by the characters' unrelenting drive for the truth. Searching for clues between the grainy lines of the videotape, Kit and Sonny race the clock for evidence, uncovering a police force decaying from corruption and a city collapsing under its own injustice.