In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, twoboys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to thecurb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brotherwere sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chanceencounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowinga bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts ofthe most sought-after dead body in America. Now Mark is caughtbetween a legal system gone mad and a mob killerdesperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally isa woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyerfor all of four years. Prosecutors arewilling to break all the rules to make Mark talk. Themob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. AndReggie will do anything to protect her client --even take a last, desperate gamble that could winMark his freedom... or cost them both theirlives.
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