"Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays. But when Mickey discovers that the victim was a prostitute he once thought he had rescued, he knows there is no way he'll let this one go. The case is suddenly about more than the guilt or innocences of the defendant--it's about finding out what happened to a woman he cared about. Instead of saving her, Mickey might have been the one who put her in danger. Now Mickey must follow his gut instinct directly into a dangerous world of intrigue and double-dealing to get justice for both of his clients, living and dead. As he faces the "gods of guilt"--The jurors who will deliver the ultimate verdict--he's forced to struggle with his personal demons for a shot at his own redemption.--Back cover.