But even from the start, this new case is different. In order to clear up the murder of Mitch Arno, she's going to face a worthy opponent: herself.
Mitch Arno always meant bad news for the coastal town of Folsum, Oregon. When they ran him out of town seventeen years ago, he left behind a wife with two daughters and a family that never wanted to see him again.
When he returns, he brings trouble in the form of a lot of suspicious money. As Barbara attempts to counsel Mitch's wife about the money, a second form of trouble arrives: a corpse. Mitch's. And now Barbara is in a morass of conflicting interests, and the only way out could lead her straight into the arms of the devil.
Defense for the Devil is another page-turning delight from the queen of courtroom drama.