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Clarity is dying...and she has been for over forty years. She began to die when the resistance was murdered at Clarity Craters and the waters that ran to her were diverted into the Los Angeles aqueduct. She is on the brink now and the entireMoreClarity is dying...and she has been for over forty years. She began to die when the resistance was murdered at Clarity Craters and the waters that ran to her were diverted into the Los Angeles aqueduct. She is on the brink now and the entire ecosystem that depends on her is in collapse. The little town that sits at her edge is in the last throes of its legal fight, having chosen the judicial system over dynamite this time around. The founder of its lake committee is dying and its members are abandoning the fight in the face of such a powerful adversary and its famed and ruthless lead attorney.The founders estranged son, a young partner with New Yorks most prestigious law firm, will return to his fathers side and learn of things that will foster a new understanding of his difficult childhood. He and his onetime boyhood friend, the only remaining member of the lake committee, will take the fight to the state Supreme Court. This decision, which threatens a water source for one of the countrys largest real estate developers, will place into motion deadly acts against the pair.The young lawyers love interest lies with the daughter of a New York media mogul. It is this manipulative power broker who seeks insulation for his empire against the backroom dealing politicians. He will bring the court battle to national television and with it an unprecedented notoriety for the precocious lawyer who he sees as the first step in his defense against Washington D.C. He enlists the most famous woman commentator in America to cover the event live. Curiously, however, the commentator, who once hosted a national radio talk show, begins to recall a cry for help she received years earlier from a boy living in that same little town at lakes edge.For the young attorney, returning home is wrenching. It is fraught with the emotional tangles of his childhood and the untimely return of his onetime girlfriend. But he holds a secret that even he doesnt know, and through a number of trying incidents, he will begin to validate the prophesy of the long-dead Indian, Jess. It is the belief that one day the Great Spirit would send a special warrior to be the ultimate protector of the lake. His defense of Lake Clarity, his love for two women, and the realization of his spiritual destiny, will bring him into conflict over his own identity and where he belongs.The ambitious attorney for the City of Los Angeles, the media billionaire, and the venerated senior partner and mentor to the young partner in New York, all have one thing in common--they were once classmates together at Harvard. There is an aged vendetta between these now famous attorneys, and it will finally play out in front of a nation.