After their passionate and erotic affair, Carolyn rejected him and it was then he knew he could kill her easily. Then she was found dead and he almost believed that he had killed her. So state prosecutor Rusty Sabich now finds himself on trial for the murder of Carolyn Polhemus. Presumed innocent until found guilty, the law says, and nobody understands that better than Rusty. And no one is so deft at working the system. But only he knows why sex and death are so darkly connected.