A woman. A doctor. A beastly science. At the turn of the twentieth century, Londonâ²s political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As Englandâ²s first female autopsy surgeon, she must prove herself as she also proves that murder treats everyone equally... After a heated womenâ²s rights rally turns violent, an innocent suffragette is found murdered. When she examines the body, Dody is shocked to realise that the victim was a friend of her sister - fuelling her determination to uncover the cause of the protesterâ²s suspicious death. For Dody, gathering clues from a body is often easier than handling the living - especially Chief Detective Inspector Matthew Pike. Pike is looking to get to the bottom of this case but has a hard time trusting anyone - including Dody. Determined to earn Pikeâ²s trust and to find the killer, Dody will have to sort through real and imagined secrets. But if sheâ²s not careful, she may end up on her own examination table.