Book 2 in the Jack Swyteck series (2002)
Criminal lawyer Jack Swyteck doesn’t handle many civil cases. But this one is different. His client, Jessie Merrill, is a gorgeous ex-girlfriend who’s being sued. At the trial, Jack pulls off a brilliant victory and Jessie gets a hefty settlement. But then Jack finds out it was all a scam. Two days later, Jessie’s body turns up floating in Jack’s bathtub. As the evidence mounts against him, Jack finds himself on a collision course with dark secrets from the past and a possible killer is beyond suspicion.
For smart, tough Miami criminal lawyer Jack Swyteck, it was a golden opportunity to help out his beautiful ex-girlfriend Jessie Merrill, who sold her life insurance for a cash payment when she wrongly believed she was dying. Now, thanks to Jack’s courtroom prowess, Jessie can keep the $1.5 million she received. But it turns out that Swyteck and the insurance company are both victims of a gorgeous scam artist.
And when Jessie’s lifeless corpse is discovered in his bathtub, the attorney is suddenly wanted for murder. Framed and desperate — on the run from the police and a powerful criminal consortium willing to go to any lengths to retrieve the money — Jack must exhume the dark secrets of a buried past to save his freedom, his career, and his life. But even his unique legal skills cannot keep him out of the murderous sights of a cold killer — one who wants Jack Swyteck’s blood . . . and is beyond suspicion