U.S. District Court Judge Wilhelmina Carson (Justice Denied) risks it all-a lifetime job, a fabulous inherited mansion in Tampa, and influential friends-to help a wrongfully imprisoned woman gain her freedom. Because the victim belonged to a powerful family, her case was railroaded through court, her parole boards were pressured, and Wilhelmina even now receives threats. Unfortunately, someone kills the woman once she’s freed, and blame falls on her son-the same one who asked for Carson’s help. Carson investigates, looking back to the 1960s for the real killer. Vogt, a former attorney, offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plot, and loads of Florida atmosphere. Recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.