Pg 15, "No, Kenwood was a neighborhood that prided itself on living well and peacefully, a neighborhood that liked to be left alone." This is the neighborhood where the Pruitts lived.
Pages 140-141, The title of the book comes from the Latin, "Fiat justitia ruat caelum" meaning let justice be done thought the heavens may fall. It is a phrase Boady uses in an Ethics lecture. " If a person is ever presented with that choice, that person must always do what is right even though it may bring on great personal loss."
Page 153, Chapter 30 begins, "There is a fog that can infect a person's brain, a thick, feverish sludge that engulfs sound and thought with an effect similar to being submerged in a tub of water. Max had experienced this fog after his wife died. He visited it once again the week his brother died,..." I read and felt perhaps Max was not as rational as astute right now, still suffering pangs of losing his wife.
Page 177, "Boady would have returned the gesture in kind. Winning had everything to do with knowing the case better than your opponent and nothing to do with feathers ruffling." ,
I honestly had no idea how this novel would end, I felt that Ben Pruitt, the defendant was innocent that he could not have killed his wife, that the cops got it wrong, Max was wrong. Boady also believed Pruitt who had been a very successful defense attorney. Boady agrees to represent him because he believes in Pruitt. Because Max arrested Pruitt and is convinced he killed his wife although the alibi seems solid, Boady and Max are opposite each other. By page 277, when the events twist and turn and turn again I never saw it coming. Nor did I expect the ending that happened. This to me is a perfect mystery, written by someone very familiar with investigations.
Pages 216-217 return back to the start of the book with Max on the witness stand.
An excellent intrigue, another 5 *****..