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Bruce Hayden, an insurance executive in the U.S. and overseas for more than forty years, also spent many years teaching part time for a major midwestern university. Hayden and his wife live in Washington, D.C. This is his first novel.
Catherine Johnson is intelligent, articulate, well-connected and beautiful, but when she graduates at the top of her elite law school class, she turns her back on a promising Wall Street career to work for the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division. In her first major case, she stumbles into a tangled web of powerful and often violent forces who will stop at nothing – including murder – to see her fail.