The first chapter begins six months after the massacre, when Jefferson McKenna, Solicitor General of the United States, is being questioned by NYPD Detectives Chase Assad and Emma Milstein about the murder of his former clerk, Parker Sinclair. The reader soon realizes that McKenna, who has a connection with the President of the United States, is being set up. The plot becomes a bit convoluted as we follow different leads and uncover different conspiracies.
Watching the trouble that our current President is having while trying to appoint one Supreme Court justice to fill the spot left by the death Justice Scalia, it does not surprise me that desperate measures must be taken to fill the six vacancies in this book. The compromise of allowing each party to select three uncontested justices, can only add to the destruction of the final step in our justice system.
Though complicated, the plot of Franze's book is fast moving and thought provoking. His characters draw the reader in, and I did find myself holding my breath as McKenna gets into one scrape after another while trying to figure out who is setting him up.
Publisher - Sterling and Ross
Date of Publication - February 7, 2012