Urology surgeon and chief resident Steve Mitchell is the prime candidate for a prestigious faculty position at Boston's University Medical School. Then everything comes crashing down. He indulges in an ill-advised affair with a colleague. One of his patients dies under mysterious circumstances, and another is seriously injured during surgery. His marriage and career are on the line. But not everything is Steve's fault. It soon becomes clear that a killer is loose in the hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A skillfully wrought debut thriller.