THEODORE BOONE is thirteen and wants nothing more than to swap homeroom for the courtroom; he lives for big trials. Now the biggest murder case in his city's history is set to begin. In the packed court, a husband awaits trial for his wife's murder.Is he a dangerous criminal or an innocent victim? The case takes a sinister twist when Theo uncovers a surprise witness with his own problems to hide. But Theodore is sworn to secrecy and time is running out. Can Theo find a way to bring the killer to justice ...or will a guilty man get away with murder?