Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.
Billy McBride is reluctantly pulled back into criminal defense when his friend's 16- year-old son is arrested for a double murder.
After a brutal loss, Billy decides to formally take on Julio Suarez's defense but, before he can go back to court, he must get his team back together.
When Billy learns the name of the real shooter, he has to turn to the FBI to help him bring his elusive suspect in for questioning.
Billy tries a risky strategy to suppress the prosecution's two key pieces of evidence, hoping he can clear Julio's name before trial even begins.
Billy finally gets a witness who can exonerate Julio, but he won't talk unless Billy can convince the prosecutor to give him a deal.
Believing his client will soon be a free man, Billy joins Marisol for a romantic weekend in Mexico, only for his case to fall apart at home.
Held hostage by strangers and with no memory of how he got there, Billy has to make a harrowing escape from Mexico.