Stunning legal thriller! Rough Justice launches a riveting series and establishes Lisa Scottoline as an undisputed master of one of fiction's hottest genres.
Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is about to win an acquittal for her latest client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere. Then Steere lets slip that he's sold Marta a false self-defence claim and that he murdered the homeless man who tried to carjack him. A furious Marta resolves to discover the evidence that will convict Steere - before the jury returns with its verdict.
In a race against time and the worst blizzard Philadelphia has seen in years, Marta drafts help from two able associates, Mary DiNunzio and Judy Carrier, from a local firm, Rosata & Associates.
When Benedetta 'Bennie' Rosato, managing partner of Rosato & Associates, realises Marta is determined to convict her own client and ruin the law firm in the process, Bennie acts to thwart Marta's plans and bring Steere to justice her own way. But Elliot Steere won't let anyone stand between him and freedom. Even from his jail cell, he has the cunning and connections to kill again...