In the 1980’s in South Florida, illicit drugs fuel everything from stiletto boats to turbo-powered law careers. Michael Sharp, a gifted black attorney, is at the top of his game. Living in a house his parents could only have dreamed of, with a stunning wife and precocious young daughter, Michael skillfully maneuvers a complex sphere of political power and high-level drug smugglers, earning a reputation as a top notch criminal defense attorney. Caught in the eye of the storm of the U.S. government’s attack on drugs, he navigates his personal temptations with seeming ease. But Michael Sharp's star ultimately burns too bright, and he learns just how many enemies he’s made, and how powerful they really are. When the scales of justice finally turn against him, Michael begins to self-destruct. Will the family he loves more than anything become one more of the drug war's casualties?
With this gripping new thriller, Riley James establishes himself as a bold new talent to watch.