The Not Exactly Complete Works of Peter Schulman

 

What is Circumstantial Evidence About?

Jonathan Smith is driven by a passion for justice.

After a brief stint in the crime lab straight from college, he became a policeman and quickly moved up to detective and then to Homicide. When he left the force he joined the District Attorney's Office and became a top gun.

So why is he thinking about leaving the DA?

Why would the woman he just convicted of killing her husband want him to help overturn the conviction?

Will he throw away everything he has worked for rather than prosecute a homeless man for a homicide Jonathan is convinced he could not have committed?

Both cases are based on circumstantial evidence and the police have stopped looking for suspects and evidence. Will Jonathan's skills suffice to ferret out the truth?

Jonathan's personality won't help. His mind often wanders during conversations. He procrastinates to the brink of crisis. But he is happy to follow orders - as long as he agrees with them. Even less comforting to his superiors, he's rarely wrong.

No clues. No leads. No problem. Jonathan hopes.