A crime-thriller that strikes the heart of the legal world. QC Christopher Henham is poisoned during the hearing of a divorce case. His wife, her son and ex-husband, not to mention a High Court judge, his wife and a secretary all come under suspicion. Detective-Superintendent Simon Manton takes charge of the investigation. What is the truth behind Mrs Henham's motor accident? Who doctored her husband's cough sweets? But, before he can solve the case, another murder is committed.