At 85 years old, brilliant attorney Alejandro "Sandy" Stern is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, Stern decides to take on one last trial. Returning to his Kindle County tales—which began way back in 1987 with Presumed Innocent—Scott Turow follows Stern as he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about this respected Nobel Prize winner in Medicine. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and—no matter the trial's outcome—will he ever know the truth?