With his breakout New York Times bestseller, The Tenth Justice, Brad Meltzer asked us to consider a brutal question: How much can you really trust your friends? Now he pits husband against wife in a legal thriller with the most chilling ultimatum of all: Betray the person you love the most or risk losing them forever.
Sara Tate, a Manhattan assistant D.A., is about to lose her job. But the case she nabs to secure her professional future is far more complicated, and deadly, than it first appears. While forces within the D.A.'s office conspire against her, an outside threat looms larger: win the case or her attorney husband, Jared, will die. But Jared has been threatened as well. Strong-armed into defending the opposition, he learns that Sara will be killed should he lose the case. In court and at home, husband and wife go head-to-head while harboring the terrible secret of their motives. In a battle of rollercoaster emotions and shocking betrayals, Jared and Sara must face the unthinkable truth: No matter who wins, one of them will die.