"Arthur Hightower made a name for himself and a vast fortune in the oil business. But when the volatile tycoon decides to disinherit his spoiled children and cheating wife, he makes the biggest mistake of his life - and the last. After declaring his intentions, Hightower turns up on Thanksgiving Day...clubbed to death and stuffed in a meat locker, clutching a frozen asset - his wife's precious pearl necklace. Now Julia Hightower stands charged with the cold-as-ice crime of murdering for millions. While the sensational trial has New York in a frenzy, a curious cast of characters face off in and out of the courtroom." Devin McGee, a small-time lawyer about to hit the big-time defending Julia Hightower - if her intimate encounter with the prosecutor doesn't catch up with her...Trent Ballard, the quirky assistant D.A., who owns a huge pet rabbit and thinks his tryst with Devin will help him get a conviction...Patrick Roswell, a wannabe reporter sitting on a scoop that could turn the trial upside-down, unless a scalpel-wielding clown decides to kill the story - and Patrick... Sissy Hightower, Julia's sex-crazed, airheaded daughter-in-law, who has a suitcase full of secrets...Robert S. Rutledge, a powerful Wall Street warrior with a lot riding on the Hightower verdict - and a lot to learn about messing with the wrong people...and Cordelia, the mystery woman that everyone seems to know.