Alice Vachhs is one of America’s most fearless prosecutors, specialising in cases of rape, incest and child sexual abuse.  This book recalls some of her most harrowing cases. Vacchs’ first lesson about sex crime prosecution was that the perpetrators weren’t the only enemy. She found the system was weighted against victims with the ingrained attitude of police and judges that gave aid and comfort to the enemy; lawyers and politicians were too obsessed with their political futures to make changes and juries who were often impervious to compelling evidence.  She exposes a legal system instinctively sceptical to cries of rape.