Kevin F. McMurray tells the true story of the murder of Peggy Perez-Olivo and the subsequent trial of her husband accused of the crime. From the beginning McMurray details two sides of Carlos. He is a wheeler-dealer get rich quick kind of shyster lawyer who eventually is disbarred for providing poor counsel among other reasons. On the other hand, he seems to be a loving husband and father who indulges his wife in wining, dining, and shopping sprees.
Did Carlos kill his wife? Was he trying to get the insurance money? There is never a clear cut motive. He had had an affair but it was over. He did need money but he had deals in the works. I wanted to know why.
At the end of the story I felt that he was guilty but only because he was an unlikable character. I just felt like he did it. His children disagree. They don't believe he would ever do that to their mother. They were convinced he loved her.