Rosenfelt has done a terrific job keeping Andy Carpenter "fresh." With already a bunch of books about Andy winning "impossible" cases for clients that even Andy thinks are guilty, the author takes a new direction. Andy rescues a golden retriever (using pretty clever courtroom tactics) which he then adopts. Shortly after the sister Karen of Richard Evans who is the really owner of the dog (Reggie) approaches Andy to let him know that Richard is in jail for killing a girlfriend and Reggie. Karen was always sure of Richard's innocence and Reggie still being alive helps to prove that the prosecution's case was incorrect.
Andy agrees to try to get a new trial for Richard. As he does he seems to open a hornets nest of bad guys trying to stop Richard from government agents to the mob and shady customs officials. Andy elicits the aid of his normal entourage of associates (Kevin, Laurie, Marcus, Sam) to help him right the injustice to Richard and to stay alive himself while doing it.
Readers of the author's prior books will really enjoy this one. Newer readers will like it but will really love it if they can go and read some of the previous titles first.