Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: March 2011
Duration: 10 hours 55 minutes
Luke Creed, a 32-year-old attorney at one of Houston's top firms, is determined to make partner. Even though the stress and long hours at the firm ruined his marriage a couple of years ago and now he only sees his two young daughters on the weekend, he is still driven to succeed. One of the many cases he is handling involves the firm's biggest client, Hyland Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of a new drug. A young mother is suing the firm because her daughter died after taking the drug. Luke is shocked to find his high school sweetheart Amy representing the woman.
All Amy ever wanted was to be a wife and mother but her marriage fell apart and having had to support her young daughter, she went to law school. Even though they're on opposite sides of the legal fence and Amy believes Luke has sold out by representing big greedy corporations in order to get rich, Amy and Luke find they're still attracted to each other.
When Luke learns that his ex-wife is giving one of his daughters the questionable drug, he becomes concerned that his client might be lying to him, and he investigates the pharmaceutical company's research more closely, which means spending more time with Amy. One of his colleagues at the firm dies under mysterious circumstances, and the partners warn Luke to stop investigating Hyland. When he discovers falsified research he quits the firm, blows the whistle on the misleading research and the drug is taken off the market.