Dr. Eric Najarian, is young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules... But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague -- he will be their next victim. Sustains high speed...a welcome new storyteller. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review. Packs substantial wallop. -- Publishers Weekly. Fast -paced...a bedrock of authentic medical detail. -- Kirkus Reviews Out in front of other recent members of its pack, including Cook's Vital Signs. -- Booklist. Spellbinding...a chillingly sinister novel made all the more frightening by Palmer's medical authority. -- The Denver Post.