Hospital attorney Karen Hayes (Doctored Evidence) faces several crises when she returns to work after maternity leave. Arthur Winslow, the hospital’s CEO, needs protection from the police: they suspect him of spousal abuse. Then, while hospitalized, his wife dies under strange circumstances and suspicion again falls on Arthur. Meanwhile, a hospital receptionist-at the instigation of her litigious husband-takes advantage of Arthur’s vulnerability to set him up for a sexual harassment suit. Karen contacts an ambitious, up-and-coming defense lawyer for help, only to find unforgivable irregularities in his new firm. Steady prose, a predictable plot, and standard-issue characters recommend this medical/legal thriller only to larger collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.