Portland, Oregon... When is an act of love an act of murder? Rebecca Carlson, a beautiful, seductive art-gallery owner, is accused of using her sexual wiles to murder her much older and very wealthy lover in order to inherit his estate. The D.A. takes charge of the murder investigation...his primary witness is the deceased's devoted personal secretary, who is armed with eyewitness accusations about Carlson's shocking behavior. Carlson hires Portland's finest attorney to defend her--Frank Dulaney. With Dulaney's powers of persuasion, Carlson has the best possible defense as the dramatic trial unfolds. But...will Dulaney be able to defend himself from the extraordinary allure of his new client?