Frontier Justice describes the results of a crime committed by two teenagers when they stood on an overpass and hurled cement blocks at cars, which resulted in the death of eight people. During the arrest of one of the perpetrators, a police officer named Adriana Jones persuaded the suspect to surrender his gun, but shortly later, he was shot to death. Adriana claims it was self-defense, but the prosecutor, after reviewing both Adriana’s history and the evidence at the scene, charges her with second degree murder. Will she be convicted? And how would you have voted if you were on that jury?
The Road Map to the Universe: Who really murdered Karen Breen? Although her husband is convicted of the crime, things change when an informant tells police that her son Jeremy was the murderer. Eventually, Jeremy is arrested, tried, and convicted, but then, while the jury is being polled, an extraordinary revelation occurs—in fact, in the annals of courtroom history, it is probably a premiere.
Blood and Blackmail: Jesse Barnett is confident his girlfriend Justine didn’t murder Trent, her ex-husband, because he never heard any gunshots on the night the two of them broke into Trent’s house to search for obscene photos. However, Jesse’s confidence in Justine begins to waver when he is told that the murder weapon had a silencer attached to it. The prosecutor charges her with first degree murder, but the trial is an odd one that leaves everyone wondering who really committed the murder.
In Some Things Are Sweeter Than God, the protagonist is a lawyer named Lorinda Rivers—she’s a public defender and a highly competitive woman. Her client, Kevin Jensen, is a man who’s facing the death penalty after being charged with the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend. Eventually, Lorinda is faced with a difficult moral dilemma: Should she ignore her conscience and defend Kevin aggressively, even if it means that he might go free?
In the Trial of Shada King, a woman is accused of murdering the man who raped her. Shada claims that she acted in self-defense, and since she was wearing a wire that recorded the shooting, her claim seems to be valid. But upon further investigation, the prosecuting attorney comes to the conclusion that the shooting was staged and that the audiotape is an elaborate hoax.
Midnight on Death Row: A shooting in 2006 by two eighteen-year-old students at a high school in Georgia leaves nineteen dead. One of the perpetrators is killed at the scene, while the other, Karyn Hill, is arrested. After she is sentenced to death, her mother and sister struggle with vastly different feelings about her possible execution. In the end, the tragedy inherent in the senseless murder of nineteen people overwhelms everyone in a tidal wave of grief.