Paperback published by lightning books 11th July 2019

When James Salisbury, the owner of a British car manufacturers, ploughs his self-drive car into a young family, the consequences are deadly.

Will the car black box reveal what really happened or will the industry, poised to launch these products to an eager public, close ranks to cover things up?

But James faces a more important dilemma. If he was driving the car he may go to prison. If the car was to blame, then his precious business will fold and his dream of safer transport for all , will turn to dust.

Lawyers Judith Burton and Constance Lamb team up once again, this time to defend a man who may not want to go free, in a case that asks difficult questions about the speed at which technology is taking over our lives. 


I’m a huge fan Abi Silver and have read The Pinocchio Brief and The Aladdin Trial. The Cinderella Plan I couldn’t put this court drama down.  

 James Sailsbury is the founder of SEDA. The SEDA cars are an atonomous vehicle that can drive itself or put into manual. The SEDA cars have saftey features with cameras, lasers, radar and other sensors, with advance breaking innovative steering. And it doesn’t crash. The court need to decide how was it possible for James to crash his car and kill two young children. The trouble is he doesn’t remember anything about his car accident. Either James Sailsbury was driving his car, or his SEDA car malfunctioned. If he is found guilty of driving his car he will go to prison, but if his car malfunctioned the company will fold without him. It’s a must read with some brilliant twists that are woven into the end. 

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