A partner in an exclusive concierge medical practice, Dr. Craig Bowman has reached an impressive level of success. But this idyllic situation comes to a grinding halt when he's served with a summons for medical negligence--and things get much, much worse.
Enter Dr. Jack Stapleton, a medical examiner in New York City and Craig's brother-in-law, who agrees to travel to Boston to offer his forensic services and expert-witness experience to Craig's beleaguered defense attorney. But when Jack's irreverent suggestion to exhume the corpse, and thereby disprove the alleged malpractice, is taken seriously, he opens a Pandora's box. As Craig's life and career are put on the line, Jack is on the verge of making a most unwelcome discovery, of tremendous legal and medical significance--and there are people who will do anything to keep him from learning the truth.