Dr. Jack Murano’s sole wish was to have a happy family.
But is it possible when his wife and children know nothing about the hidden past—about his father being in prison for murder?
It forced Jack Murano to share his difficult history when his friend sued him for malpractice, having been left paralyzed from heart surgery. The misfortune of a well-known community leader shook the small county in Southern California.
With everybody's attention now on Jack, he faced significant challenges in dealing with the scrutiny. The alcohol monster that led to Jack's father's incarceration is now haunting him and threatening to involve his son Mike.
Suddenly, Jack realizes that the family's welfare, his professional reputation, and personal health are all in danger. His entire adult life's work to build an ideal family could well fall apart, as he sees three generations of Muranos risking damnation. Solving the mystery of who committed a crime during his friend's operation is crucial for Jack to save them.
This story takes place in Southern California and includes a memorable trip to North Carolina. It also shows how a surgeon's personal life, with all of its emotional rollercoaster, can affect their performance in the operating room.
The novel centers on a mystery of who did it.
The dominant theme, however, is the unbreakable bond of father-son flesh and blood ties.
And about the everlasting consequences of this unbounded connection.