Retired Judge Robert Tilson has been murdered and the police have no clue. His daughter, Kathy Lamb, refuses to accept this and goes to work to find her father’s killer. Meanwhile, Judge Jim Hansen is back on the bench after he was tried for first-degree murder. Mike Zorich is called on to figure out who killed Judge Tilson and who really killed the woman that Judge Hansen was charged with killing. Along with Kathy Lamb’s help, Mike gets to the bottom of things after some sensational trials but not before a killer strikes again.
Contempt of Court
Sacramento trial lawyer, Mike Zorich, is finally coming to grips with the death of his wife from cancer five years ago. His son is making his way in the business world. His law practice is going well. And he has a new case that promises to be very demanding. Members of the Darnoff wine family are at odds with each, amidst a divorce and partnership dissolution. Then things go wrong.
Jason Robinson, a high-school English teacher, attends his 20th high school reunion, where he connects with his old girlfriend. The next day she is dead and he is charged with her murder. He asks attorney Mike Zorich to represent him. Mike feels that the prosecution’s case is weak, even though Jason has given inconsistent statements. Then some emails emerge that give Jason a motive to commit murder. The police and the prosecutor are determined to have Jason found guilty. At the trial for murder in the first degree, shocking events unfold.
One Night in Ambiose
Judge Jim Hansen has a secret, one he has been hiding for almost 30 years. While he was a student at an overseas campus program in Amboise, France, he was accused of rape and murder. After returning home, it seems as if everyone asks about his past. Meanwhile, his accuser, Corinne Larson, doubts her own actions and seeks professional help. Then it all comes undone for both of them.