When a minor road accident lands county prosecutor Katie DeMaio in hospital, she is forced to stay in overnight.
Looking out of the hospital window in her half-conscious state, she thinks she glimpses a man loading a woman's body into the boot of a car. Or is it just a pill-induced nightmare? At work the next day, Katie begins investigating a suicide that looks more like murder.
Initial evidence points elsewhere, but medical examiner Richard Carroll spots a trail leading to Dr Edgar Highley.
He begins to suspect that the famous doctor's pioneering work 'curing' infertile women might in fact violate every principle of modern medicine.
But before he can tell Katie his fears, he learns she has already left the office for an appointment for routine surgery - in Dr Highley's operating room...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 03/11/2003
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780743484275