Al-Tounsi tells the gripping, behind-the-scenes story of judicial titans as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in an overseas U.S. military base.

As the controversial case, inspired by a true 2008 case addressing Guantanamo Bay, maneuvers through the minds and hands of nine fictional justices, Al-Tounsi explores how the personal life dramas, career rivalries and political sympathies of Justices Rodney Sykes, Sarah Kolmann, Killian Quinn and others, blend with their judicial philosophies to decide the most important legal cases of our time.