Notorious crime boss.
Two will go to court-one will walk out.
Cora has battled hard to be Canada's first female lawyer.
Desperate to destroy her career, the law society conspires to hand her an impossible case-represent Adeline Pitman in divorce court.
Cora knows two things Adeline doesn't. In 1904, Canadian Courts allow a husband to keep a mistress with impunity. Adeline's husband, crime boss Eli Pitman, kills anyone who dares to cross him.
Presented with an impossible choice, Cora must abandon her career and run to safety or take her stand and go to war with a dangerous man.
Her choice will affect a nation.