This is a fast paced "Lawyer book." After Vietnam war hero Norman Kane wins a late night firefight in his pasture his new war moves to the local court house where he is to be tried for murder. Members of his old platoon, including high profile criminal defense lawyer Toby Ryan rush to Kane's aid. Kane is the cynical lawyer's only hero. Kane is on trial for his life and Ryan is the only one who can save him. Loyalties between men who fought in Vietnam together die hard. This one case Ryan can not lose.