Despite eighty eight straight convictions district attorney Sharron Miller’s career has stalled. Following a sensational murder in an adjacent county and a questionable ruling assigning her the case the native Georgian is once again newsworthy.
While the evidence all but guarantees a guilty verdict, the forty-one year old has distractions. Foremost is her younger male assistant Robert Tims. Not only does she consider him to be a legal genius, she is totally smitten by him.
Robert Wyrick was born in Texas, attended college in South Carolina, taught high school in Mississippi, and graduated from Emory University’s School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1973, he opened his first dental office on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.
HAVING DRIVEN two miles on Cedar Grove Road in east central Georgia, Atlanta physician Michael H. Smith turns right onto the graveled surface of Kingston. Near the tiny rural community of Buckhead, this unimproved dirt road cuts through two of Georgia’s most prized hunting tracts.
With his aged dog Lady as his companion, the white-haired internist pulls his 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia off the road and comes to a stop on the grassy shoulder. Despite looking abandoned parked in the waist-high fescue, he’s confident his orange convertible will be safe while he goes jogging. Having left it there numerous times when visiting his in-laws, who live on nearby Lake Oconee, he knows traffic at this intersection is virtually nonexistent on a Sunday.