Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a contemporary run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he’s left unsure what to do next.
Meanwhile, a devastating trucking coincidence in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young circle of relatives dead. Drake, now a fledgling lawyer, takes the case against the freight carrier and soon begins to uncover the truth in the back of the tragedy that may be buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery, and greed. On the eve of the trial and with his case unraveling in the course of a dangerous cover-up that threatens to silence his star witnesses, Drake realizes that only his estranged mentor, Professor McMurtrie, can assist him now.
With the whole thing to lose and only justice to gain, will McMurtrie and Drake overcome bad blood to defeat a ruthless adversary? Can the Professor turn back the clock and get better all that he’s lost?
Revised edition: This edition of The Professor includes editorial revisions.