Ensley Markus’s roommate from med school is marrying a judge who is up for a federal appointment. Ensley and Jack meet the engaged couple at the awards banquet for one of their favorite professors.

Jack is assigned to clear the judge of a bribery accusation. More complications arise when both Ensley and Jack’s ex-fiancés arrive at the event. Jack’s ex is married to the professor being honored.

Ensley’s ex insists he has information for her, but he’s murdered before he can relay the news. The police have witnesses to their arguments and find Ensley’s fingerprints on the murder weapon.

Ensley discovers her beloved professor is getting the award for her research.

It’s not the relaxing weekend they’d hoped for.