This book that will not change your life.
It will define it.
Zowie Darrow suffers a serious sexual assault as a teenager. As a result she has a breakdown and is forced to give up her intended career as a singer. Instead she trains to become a lawyer. Time passes and she is briefed to prosecute a very high-profile case of three thugs who torture and burn Molly, a Shetland pony in foal, to death.
Zowie usually known as "Zogger" because of a childhood lisp that caused her to mispronounce her name, is the flawed heroine. She is going through a traumatic period in her personal life and professional life. She decides to make this her last case. As she prepares for Trial she loses her objectivity as a lawyer. Molly's owner is so affected by the incident she falls ill and dies during the trial.
The trio who are violent criminals and known to be guilty, are acquitted. After the verdicts the defendants call Zogger and re-enact Molly's death in front of her in the Court foyer. All the problems in her life cultimate causing her to decide to seek revenge against the thugs.
Zowie is also part of a rock band. They are committed to animal rights as a philosophy. Mainly because of her influence and their ideals they become outlaws, following the guerrilla tactics of their mentor, the criminal lawyer turned criminal freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela. Zowie gets inside information from the brief on the abattoir where the trio work. One of the band, her former lover, Deke Rivers, gets a job there by subterfuge.
They torture the thugs and having tasted the anarchy find they like the flavour. The roles are reversed as the band vow to fight their crusade and seek out animal abusers. They visit factory farms and vivisection labs. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when Rivers betray them.
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