I brought Defending Jacob, by William Landay, along on a flight because someone had told me it was a good read, although not great literature. As promised, it is a hard book to put down, reading much like a murder mystery. A middle school boy has been stabbed to death, and Andy Barber, District Attorney, is hot on the case, eager to find the murderer of a classmate of his own son, Jacob. The plot thickens as growing evidence points to Jacob and Andy is removed from the case. With the inevitability of their son going to trial, Andy is forced to reveal his own demons, which he had successfully hidden from his wife, Laurie, until this point.