Hardworking New Orleans lawyer Rebecca Boudreaux’s life just got substantially more complicated and dangerous because of the new case that her firm plans to file on behalf of citizens living in the Cancer Alley area of Louisiana.
An oilfield waste recycling business has expanded its operations to illegally accept hazardous wastes. Rebecca must reveal how the company doctored and falsified reports, spewed pollutants into the air and water, and caused devastating health effects to her clients, all of which could have been avoided had the company just operated as required by the law.
But Rebecca's informants keep mysteriously dying, her clients are terrorized, her key witness is forced to hide in a rundown shack in the bayou until trial begins, and her own life is at risk . . .
When Rebecca collapses in the courtroom and is rushed to the hospital on the first day of trial, her boss, Joe Cairns, steps in to litigate the case. The drama rises as he uncovers whether Rebecca’s best friend, her new love interest, the directors of the greedy and corrupt "recycling" company, or someone else has been acting . . . WITH MALICIOUS INTENT.