“One man’s justice is another’s revenge” is a maxim trial lawyer Penn Roman heard throughout his law practice. In Absolute Justice, he experiences the awful truth of this adage as he defends prominent surgeon Larry Brownfell who discovers his beautiful wife’s infidelity, angrily seeks vengeance, and is drawn into a maelstrom of violence resulting in criminal charges being lodged against the doctor.
While investigating the facts surrounding Brownfell’s rampage, Penn uncovers shocking conspiracies and wrongdoing among people connected with his client. Using his legal, investigative, and courtroom skills, Penn fights in and out of court to prevent his client’s conviction. He is sorely tested by the doctor’s emotional, uncooperative, impulsive actions, by Brownfell’s wife and her unscrupulous lawyer, and by others with a perverted sense of justice and who have much to gain by the doctor’s conviction and imprisonment. Just as Penn is about to spring a surprise he believes will clear his client, Penn’s carefully constructed defense explodes and casts more suspicion on Brownfell. The surprises don’t end there. The conclusion is shocking.
Justice or revenge? Penn isn’t sure, but one thing is certain – it is absolute!