Long Knives by Charles Rosenberg
Jenna James is an attorney turned UCLA Law professor. A quick 15 minute meeting with a student early one morning turns into a total nightmare in which Jenna is a suspect in a murder but also convinced that she was the intended victim.
Jenna does a few things that are stupid and you know that they will come back to bite her in the butt - and they do. All in all though, the portrayal of Jenna seems to be realistic. There are times that I believe that she really does know her stuff in the legal world. Her actions, however, often belie that fact.
A big part of the mystery surrounds sunken treasure and maritime salvage laws. I really felt like Jenna's character was knowledgeable in the realm of maritime law. Rosenberg could have been making it all up but it sounded plausible and I had no problem believing that the character had developed a love for this type of law.
All in all, this was a fun murder mystery and the whodunit reveal went right to the very end.
By the way, I got this book as a Kindle First. This is an offer that Amazon Prime members get where they get to choose a free book each month from a selection of four different books. I have no idea what the general availability is at this time.