This series follows the arc of change in a backwater Southern county from the bigotry of the past to a more hopeful future through the lens of the judicial system. In this book, brilliant young attorney J.T. Lockman faces the challenge of a lifetime when he’s appointed to enforce a teenager’s fundamental privacy rights while also representing a man charged with murdering his gay lover. He must face his own prejudices about issues that divide public opinion as his cases progress through the judicial system in the trial and appellate courts. Ultimately, he must come to terms with choices that matter and choices that don’t exist at all.