By Shirley Tallman
The 12 months is 1880, where San Francisco. clever, outspoken Sarah Woolson is a tender girl with a aim and the fortitude to accomplish it. She has constantly dreamed of turning into a legal professional. the difficulty is, everybody believes ladies belong within the home---that it isn't in simple terms unnatural, yet opposed to God's will for them to hunt a career.When Sarah finagles an interview with one of many city's so much prestigious legislation organizations, nobody thinks she has a prayer of being employed. other than Sarah. utilizing her brains and a bit subterfuge, she not just manages to develop into the firm's most recent (and merely lady) affiliate lawyer, she additionally acquires her first client---a wonderful younger society matron suspected of brutally stabbing to loss of life her filthy rich yet abusive husband. Sarah is bound of her client's innocence, however the revelation of the woman's mystery lover may perhaps make that innocence most unlikely to end up. while 4 extra sufferers fall prey to the killer's knife, Sarah fears she has bitten off greater than she will be able to chunk. Bucking her boorish company and the judicial method, Sarah unearths herself embroiled in shady felony maneuvers, a bold Chinatown raid, and a mystery and intensely scandalous intercourse membership during this impossible to resist mix of background, romance, and homicide.