Modern-day Georgia. The state Supreme Court celebrates the opening of its new courthouse, but the Chief Justice—shot dead in his chambers—is late to the party. Enter ex-lawyer Chance Meridian. Pressed into service by an offer he cannot refuse, Chance launches the search for the bold killer. But dirty politics is part of Atlanta’s DNA. The town is full of secrets—secrets too damning to see the light of sunshine. And if Chance cannot crack the case and fast, the next murder on the court’s docket . . . could be his own.