Reggie succeeds in overturning a court ruling that forced her to relinquish parental control of her children. Now she must gain visitation rights. Meanwhile, she defends a despondent, unpopular young girl whose date for a high school dance abandons her. Later, the boy is murdered, and the girl is the prime suspect. Foltrigg wants to try the girl as an adult after she confesses to the crime, but Reggie is convinced that the girl is just trying to protect the real murderer. Reggie questions the girl's family and discovers that her father killed the boy after his daughter told him the boy raped her. Also, Reggie tries to help Lenny Barlow, an old friend from Alcoholics Anonymous, who gets jailed when he starts drinking again and breaks into a car. She bargains with Foltrigg to lessen the charges.
|Judith Paige Mitchell||Writer|