For the second time in his life, Clark Ferris faces the possibility of losing his career and the accomplishments he's worked so diligently to achieve. Escaping a prior life on the edge in the criminal world, he's established himself as a respected and feared executive attorney with a prestigious California law firm. Marcel Chicoine, one of the founding partners, brings him onboard, fully aware of his dark past. Clark proves his worth, rapidly earning successive promotions within the firm, ultimately developing a father-son relationship with Chicoine. But when the firm denies his partnership bid, he sees the writing on the wall. The cold reality of facing potential dismissal from what has become his second family is a devastating blow. Blessed with superior intellect, charisma, and unprecedented drive, he reframes the rejection as a challenge, and reacts proactively with heightened motivation. Balancing his automous take-charge personality with a latent need to belong, he steels himself for battle with the firm. Fraught by these pressures, an additional heap of past and present demons are concurrently strewn along his path. As his world seems to unravel, Clark struggles with his own sanity and seeks support among family and friends, only to discover the ugly sides of those most near and dear. While a longtime friend, Madeline, his image of beauty and perfection, provides him with unconditional solace, she's also Chicoine's daughter, muddying those forbidden waters. My Cruelest Enemies is a story of inner reflection, power and control, love and intimacy, and a flood of haunting tribulations, narrated from inside the brilliant and dynamic mind of Clark Ferris. He's simultaneously supported and tormented by his omnipotent boss, the lovely Madeline, an analytical staff psychologist, and a core of other diverse characters, joined by their connection to a man who they perceive as having everything he desires, yet poised for losing it all.