Oliver Harris has spent 45 years as a trial lawyer, a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. He has been a keen observer of the courts, its judges, and the human condition. He lived in Chicago during the decade of its turmoil. He has been a witness to bribery, and corruption. He tells a story in the person of JoJo, a young woman lawyer who works in a large downtown law firm, where she experiences murder, sexual discrimination, corruption, police brutality and the death of her personal and professional ideals. She vanishes and the narrator takes us through the streets and back alleys of the city by way of her journals and diaries, as he searches to learn of her fate.