The Gray Drake
Quinn Shepherd was the best guide on the Au Sable river, until he's found at the bottom of the river with the anchor chain of his boat wrapped around his ankle. Lizzie, his wife, is devastated and is left to raise Josh, their six-old son, by herself.
An inquest determines that his drowning was accidental, but a year later new evidence is found and Lizzie is arrested for murdering her husband.
Burr Lafayette, recently divorced and the deposed head of a major Detroit law firm, is recruited to defend Lizzie. A man at loose ends, he is a brilliant litigator but prefers sailboats and dogs over courtrooms and clients.
The prosecutor has damning evidence, and Quinn may not have been the perfect husband. Burr, though, is at his best in front of a jury. He discovers that The Gray Drake, the legendary lodge where Quinn guided, is full of secrets, and the storied Au Sable River won't give up the truth. But Burr won't give up. He finally untangles the truth from the lies and ferrets out the killer with a sleight-of-hand that will keep you guessing until the last page.