In her national bestseller Render Up the Body, former federal prosecutor Marianne Wesson delivered an 'intense legal drama' (Sara Paretsky). Now, Wesson's unforgettable heroine, Colorado attorney Cinda Hayes, is the heart and soul of a thrilling and authentic new novel -- a page-turner that ranks with the best suspense fiction of Scott Turow and Linda Fairstein. The cry for help first comes over the telephone; a scared young woman with a small voice calls a radio talk show hosted by Cinda Hayes, with searching legal questions about 'intimate torts.' When Cinda meets Mariah McKay in person, she encounters a troubled, delicate twenty-year-old with a shocking accusation; her father, a respected university professor and candidate for Colorado state senate, traumatized her as a child. Mariah retains only jagged pieces of her horrific memories, but with the clock ticking on the statute of limitations, Cinda cannot afford to wait. She must pursue the case with the evidence at hand.