(From the publisher):
On a quite April night, San Antonio’s peace is shattered by insistent screams. A cleaning woman working late in a downtown office building points to a young computer expert as her attacker. Her version of the incident is rape: he claims he’s been framed—that she ripped her own clothes and clawed at her own flesh. When the sun rises, this event will shock the entire city, because the accused rapist is David Blackwell, son of the new District Attorney.
Mark Blackwell knows that his son’s story will sound preposterous to a jury. Although a master at the bureaucratic chess game, the District Attorney cannot "fade the heat" and prevent David from going to trial. In desperation he will put everything on the line—his family, his marriage, even his secret love affair—to save David. But as he searches for clues and sorts out his strategies, a chilling question surfaces. If David is innocent, then it means that he himself is the target of a frame-up—by enemies whose devious motives he cannot even begin to fathom…
Original title: Fade the Heat
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Courtroom Drama