Evolution's Magnum Opus
An intense courtroom drama plays out when young Tommy Henderson takes the stand to provide
crucial testimony in his teacher's sexual assault trial. Nothing could adequately prepare the
boy for Lester Mobey's meticulous cross-examination. The wily and experienced defence attorney
never left a stone unturned and committed everything to win his last trial before retirement.The
consequence of the jury's verdict has devastating and deadly implications for Tommy and his teacher
as they both grapple with the aftermath of the emotionally charged courtroom clash. Tommy tries to
pick himself up, move on and forget everything about Robert Hiller and that nasty trial. But his
mind - evolution's magnum opus - has other plans and shaking those haunting memories is the greatest
challenge of his life. The lessons learned from that nefarious courtroom experience prove invaluable
when Tom Henderson, now and adult and lawyer himself, desperately tries to save his son's life.
The only question is: how far is he willing to go? The tragic circumstances that brought lawyer
and author, Stephen Roth, and his fellow elementary schoolmates to his teacher's cabin in the early
80s are the inspiration for this intensely personal fictional novel.