Cate Fante is hearing the first big case of her newly launched
career as a federal judge. It involves Richard Marz, an
unbelievably naïve lawyer who claims that Hollywood bigwig Art
Simone stole his idea for the hit TV series "Attorneys@Law." But
what little proof Marz has is sorely lacking and mostly irrelevant,
despite its intrinsic ability to tug at the jury's heartstrings.
Simone gloats smugly at the weakness of Marz's case, his open
cockiness palpable. But his smugness vanishes the night he wins the
case --- he turns up dead outside a posh Philly restaurant. That
same night, Marz simply disappears.
In a heroically rapid