When criminal justice lawyer Joanna Chylka is tasked with defending the son of Zelasny & McVay's biggest client, she is stumped for the first time. Assisted by the firm's newest mentee, Kordian Orynski, they find themselves in a maze of tangled evidence. Piotr Langer Junior has been charged with Article 148: murder with exceptional brutality. He is alleged to have sat in his apartment for ten days with two rotting corpses, before calmly opening the door to the police dressed in a blue dressing gown, as though nothing had ever happened. Whispers suggest the involvement of a criminal organisation or the mafia, but as soon as Oyrnski and Chylka discover a ruling that might allow for an appeal, Orynski gets brutally attacked out of nowhere. Who attacked Orysnki, and why? Is Piotr Langer really guilty of murdering these two people? And will Orysnki and Chylka ever make their final appeal?