Boston lawyer Dutch Francis has moved to the small city of Manchester, New Hampshire, where the only criminal cases he takes are DWIs. That is until - after more than twenty years - his childhood friend Larry Conway calls, pleading for his help.
Out of the goodness of their hearts, the Conways have taken in a troubled young man named Raymond Walker. Now, Walker stands accused of murdering the local college football star, a future All-American.
Dutch is up for the challenge. Anything for a friend. But the more Dutch investigates, the more he is convinced of his client's innocence. And the closer he gets to uncovering a shocking conspiracy in which he is nothing but a pawn …
With friends like these, who needs enemies?