When an inquisitive angel named Elya comes to Earth, she assumes the form of an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, and promptly proceeds to poke holes in the foundation of human society. Why, she wants to know, are we so irrational, so willing to lie to each other, and have so many ineffective laws on the books? When she assumes the form of a well-known judge, she overturns every legal precedent with her energy, her questions, and her humorous unraveling of the legal profession. Great fun by a master of fantasy satire. First publication in book form.