Young Native American, Iroquois Hart, is thrust by chance into the deadly embrace of a brutal Mexican drug cartel. How this descendant of a long line of Mohawk braves meets this life or death challenge makes for a compelling, breath-taking read. This novel is a compelling mix of combative courtroom drama, murder mystery and complicated love. The backbone of the novel are the courtroom scenes: Hart’s first ever trial, his last-ditch fight in Divorce Court to win a reconciliation with his estranged wife, Kate, and his own life and death struggle to defend himself when accused of murder. But it’s the vividly drawn characters and their complicated relationships, sometimes loving, often fraught and contradictory, that give this book its center: Hart on the rebound from his wife Kate’s suit for divorce, his affair with an unforgettable temptress who becomes his alleged murder victim and the love of friends, one in particular, who come to his aid when all seems lost.