Beach Road by James Patterson
Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in the legendary East Hampton, summer home to billionaries and Hollywood celebrities. But his clients from the year-rounders he grew up with, the people who make a living serving the rich. The movie moguls, models, and bankers who swam the beaches every summer already have lawyers on their payroll.
Then an old friend of Tom's a local star athlete, is arrested for a triple murder on the beach near a movie star's mansion. Tom knows in his gut that Dante Halleyville is innocent. Dante asks Tom to represent him in what could be the new trial of the century and , for the first time, Tom is on the spot and in the public eye.
Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help fight this case. She is tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend, and she's seen him at his worst - but she comes back for the case. All the two have to do is discover who really executed three locals, and why they went to such incredible lengths to set up Dante as the killer. Even as Tom wonders whether he can ever get Kate to forgive him for his past sins, the case takes on astonishing dimensions, revealing a world of illegal pleasures, revenge and fear among the super rich.