Bernadette Mackenna, top criminal barrister in Dublin. Faced with two challenges, one professional, one personal.

A kidnapper killed by his victim. The victim is charged with murder. Bernadette wonders if she really can get her acquitted. The victim is hiding something, it’s going to take all Bernadette’s skill to get her to tell. Even then maybe she won’t.

Closer to home Bernadette’s new conquest might be girlfriend material or otherwise just too good to be true. Her friends are concerned. Can Bernadette let go of her past and find new love?

As matters move inexorably to trial, Bernadette does her best to prevail, but perhaps this will finally be a case too far. Will she emerge victorious, or lost and alone?