Plucky, resourceful law professor
Natalie is a pleasure to spend time
with, and Scottoline sprinkles nuggets
of Underground Railroad history and seminal Supreme Court cases judiciously throughout the story. Nat's boisterous jock brothers and lawsuit-happy father provide comic relief and, as usual, Philadelphia and its environs are lovingly rendered with an amazing eye for detail. Scottoline provides a few plot twists just
to keep you on your toes as well.