When a killing field is unearthed in the Oregon woods, it is linked to a Portland surgeon, Dr. Vincent Cardoni. Neophyte attorney Amanda Jaffe is retained by Cardoni when he is charged with multiple counts of murder. The victims have one thing in common: they are missing vital organs, which were clearly harvested by an expert surgeon. In this explosive and fast-paced suspense thriller, the forensic evidence against Cardoni is so convincing that even after his acquittal on a technicality, Amanda is sure of his guilt. Years later when a similar field of mutilated bodies turns up, Cardoni is again the primary suspect. But Cardoni has disappeared, and this time it's his former wife, Justine Castle, who is implicated in the new crimes, and Amanda who is retained as the lead attorney in the case.