You’re a 32-year-old attorney. Five years ago, you had an affair with your boss’s daughter. She was seventeen. Though you didn’t go to prison, you work somewhere else now. Guilt-ridden, you’ve managed to put your life back together; then your old girlfriend, now a 23-year-old, dark-eyed beauty, shows up on your doorstep. She’s got a gun and a wild tale about the penny-ante drug dealers who are after her. She needs sanctuary. Within days, she will need a lawyer to defend her on a murder charge, and her tales will have only gotten wilder. What will you do? If you’re Alan Dougherty, you will take the case, betting everything on the character of the girl you once loved with reckless passion. You will win it all, the case and the girl, or you will lose everything. This time there may be no putting the pieces back together. Guilty Knowledge is a courtroom drama that has everything you expect from a legal crime novel: drug smuggling and money laundering, crime lords and criminal syndicates, and vigilante justice. Alan Dougherty is an idealistic young attorney who must find courage enough to face down the mob, brains enough to solve a brutal murder, and the ingenuity to best an arrogant young prosecutor. The pace and the plotting put it in the ranks of organized-crime fiction.