April 1971. Police respond to a call to find Susan Lang bleeding to death, her husband Henry sitting nearby, with a blood-stained knife. Henry claims no memory of the events that led to his wife’s death, leaving Schroeder little to defend a potential murder charge. Unknown to his strict Baptist wife Deborah, Justice Conrad Rainer has a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. He has already raided his own and Deborah’s resources, and now he has crossed a line from which there is no return. As Henry Lang's trial starts, Conrad discovers a sinister connection between the trial and his gambling debts. Both Henry and Conrad's lives are on the line, and time is running out.