Book One in the House of Caruthers series.
A cocky, sure of himself barrister accepts a shop girl’s lawsuit against a powerful English lord for the death of her father under the Fatal Accidents Act only to find the explosion that killed her father was no accident.
Together they uncover a murder-for-hire plot that will rock London society, and both risk ridicule and ruin if they expose this most foul deed. Will Dolly accept his lordship’s generous offer of an annuity for her family to settle her claim? If she does, her family won’t be turned out into the street. Will Edmund encourage her to take the offer so he can win a wager he cannot possibly cover if she doesn’t?
Will justice prevail and at what price?