Eight of them will split along party lines four to four. The ninth judge, holding the swing vote, will tip the scales of justice. He’s a good man, a fine man, and, unknown to nearly everyone, a dying man — barely kept alive by machines in a very private hospital.
High-powered Washington attorney Jerry Green is one of the privileged few who discovers the future of American justice rides on the rise and fall of a respirator. Now he’s been called by the President himself to do something about it.
It’s a hunt for truth that will arouse his darkest suspicions, force him to make a shocking choice, and save the legitimacy of American justice. Or shatter it forever…
Praise for William J. Coughlin
“Bravo! Coughlin brilliantly captures the corruption of the legal system by human error and greed. Thought-provoking and timely.” – Library Journal
“Will not fail to please connoisseurs of legal fiction.” – American Bar Association Journal
William J. Coughlin has combined a career as a United States administrative judge in Detroit with that of a best-selling novelist. His previous, highly acclaimed and successful novels are His Father’s Daughter, Her Honor, In the Presence of Enemies and Shadow of a Doubt.