It was supposed to be a routine discovery motion. It wasn’t.
When Sasha travels to rural Clear Brook County for a discovery argument, the judge appoints her counsel to an angry senior citizen facing a competency hearing. Then she’s attacked by a group of environmental activists who mistake her for an oil and gas industry executive. She quickly learns the community is bitterly divided over the issue of hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale and mistrustful of outsiders.
She’s eager for her appointment to end so she can leave for good. Then the town’s only judge is murdered, and she can’t walk away.
As she races to find the killer against a backdrop of small town secrets, back room deals, and corruption, the town threatens to fracture beyond repair.