Max Burley comes to Stephanie desperate for help. He's about to go on trial for the murder of his boss who also happens to have been his secret lover. Stephanie takes on the case but doesn't realise the danger she's putting herself in or the risk she's taking with those around her. Her son arrives from the UK to visit her and something happens to him that brings the case dangerously close to home. Max doesn't know that he's sitting on top of a political conspiracy that goes all the way up to the role of Australia's governor general. Stephanie manages to work it all out but will she be in time to save more innocent lives? And will she be able to prove conclusively that Max Burley has been an innocent caught up in a web of other people's intrigue?