Lou Rojas is a busy civil trial lawyer, litigating his way through the hectic courts of Middlebury County. An ambitious young man, Rojas feels hard-pressed to turn down a case, even when the probability of recovery seems questionable even to a daring attorney as himself. But Rojas steps over boundaries when he decides to represent the Estate of Marlene Soler, his old fiancée, in a wrongful death action. This leads him into a seamless web of masquerade and deceit that he could have never imagined existed. Rojas becomes the prime suspect in the death of his own client and his res ipsa theory for recovery in the civil action actually helps seal his fate. Now comes Daniel Nido, the flamboyant, aggressive and deeply religious criminal attorney with a reputation for miracle advocacy.
Respected by judges and feared by prosecutors, the flashing Niedo gets his way in the courtroom. It is a rare case of the lawyer becoming the client when Niedo represents Rojas in the murder charges that have been filed against him by the State. But even Niedo is unable to unravel this very entangled murder case, and he has to rely on the abilities of an old veteran investigator to fight back. To defend Rojas means to actually uncover the real killer. The defense goes beyond the call of duty when proving Rojas’s innocence by helping solve the question of who murdered Marlene Soler.
Res ipsa is a suspenseful novel. Written in fast prose, it tells a tale of courtroom skill and maneuvering legal tactics in today’s modern world.