Depraved Indifference by Joseph Teller
This is a must-read for fans of John Grisham and Mark Gimenez. A sports car, speeding in the wrong lane, forces a van off the road. Bursting into flames, all nine occupants of the van are killed - eight of them children. Criminal defence attorney Harrison J. Walker, known simply as Jaywalker, is trying to keep his nose clean while serving a three-year suspension. But when a woman seduces him into representing the driver, a man who also happens to be her husband, things get messy. Jaywalker tries to stay focused on his goal - limiting the damage to his client by exposing the system's hypocrisy regarding drunk driving. But when he rounds a blind corner in the case, he collides with a truth that could change everything.