Chicago detective Nathan Heller has just been hired by the legendary Clarence Darrow to seek justice in a case tainted by bigotry, secrets, and lies. One of five Honolulu natives accused of raping beautiful socialite Thalia Masie has been murdered...and the defendants are none other than Thalia's own husband and mother.
En route to Hawaii, Heller meets Thalia's cousin Isabel, a dangerously alluring woman who harbors a wealth of intriguing family secrets. But it is Thalia herself who holds they key to the mystery--a revelation that turns one of the most sensational trials of the century on its head. (back cover)