Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe works and thrives in an urban warzone -- battling death everyday in the Emergency Room of Manhattan's University Hospital. But even her superior skill cannot save Shelley Reinish -- a fellow doctor, a close friend and apparent suicide -- dead from a drug overdose. This time the Reaper has won, leaving Evelyn distraught and devastated, and questioning her abilities as a healer.But why would Shelley -- a healthy, talented young surgeon with a good marriage -- take her own life? It is a question that haunts Dr. Sutcliffe; one that is leading her into the hidden corners of the medical world toward terrifying secrets that reside in the darkest recesses of the human heart.
And the next life she must fight to save will be her own. . .