Candleman and I listened to this book on our trip. It's a very good mystery with lots of woe heaped on the heroine. Scottoline knows how to build the suspense. Even though we saw some things coming, there were some good surprises. I think I would have enjoyed reading this one instead of listening, but there is just too many wonders to see out the windshield.
This is an independent novel - not part of the Rosario Law Team series. I hope she will again write about those women because I miss them.
"Natalie "Nat" Greco's law students just aren't that interested in the history of justice, and she can't seem to find a way to reach them. Then a new teaching opportunity develops that would take her out of the University of Pennsylvania and into a local prison classroom. She opts for the dramatic change of scenery and soon finds herself in the middle of a prison melee, attempting to save the life of an injured prisoner, who makes a dying declaration intended for his wife. In attempting to deliver the bewildering message, Nat nearly gets herself killed and winds up being framed for murder. Ever concerned with justice, Nat goes on the lam as she tries to uncover the mystery of the prisoner's final words. Scottoline mixes stand-alones and her Rosato and Associates series in fairly even proportions, so series fans have learned to expect the occasional interruption. This one finds the author in good form, combining suspense- and character-building effectively. Like her heroine, Scottoline has recently begun to teach at Penn." -Booklist