Chapter 1Monday, December 20
"Your client is a vigilante, Martha. He blew a man away on live television, for Christ's sake. We'll get murder one at trial; the jury won't have any choice. Murder two is a gift. I can't do any better than that."
Geraldine Schilling points a finger-gun at me and fires. She's the newly elected District Attorney in Barnstable County, a jurisdiction that includes all the towns on Cape Cod. She's our first female DA, and she won the election by a landslide with her "tough on crime" campaign. She plans to improve her margin the next time around. And she thinks this case will help her do...