From the backcover:
IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL, AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT
Frances "Frankie" Rammel is fortysomething, fond of cigarettes and Wild Turkey, and a fierce chanpion of the law for the National Association of Special Prosecutors. From her beloved Denver she journeys to the judicial halls of Washington DC to prosecute a murder case rife with political repercussions: Richard Adamson Jrm and ex-marinem Gulf War veteran, and all-American golden boy, has been charged with slaying a subject of the Arab kingdom of Rashidi. Adamson's more than on trial - he's become the controversial prize in as tug-of-war between American due process and swift Islamic justice.
IN THE COURTROOM, A CRITICAL CONFRONTATION
But before Frankie can even begin, she's bumped from the case - in favor of a suave, supercharged Rashidi prosecutor with American savvy and the law of Allah in his heart. Wooed to the other side by pugnacious defense attorny Brooking Slasstein, Frankie finds that the motives behind the case - and the killer - are not what they seem. Suddenly United States v. Richard Adamson Jr is about much more than murder: it's about ancient tradition v. modern justice...religion v. civil rights...and Frankie v. the very system she's always served...