Light shelfwear to edges and covers. Softcover binding. Pages are tight and clean but yellowed due to age. 413 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1993. ISBN: 0451177908. Dr. Anselm Harris is a dedicated surgeon thrust into a malpractice suit when a powerful politician mysteriously dies after a daring operation. Valerie Morse is the feisty lawyer hired to clear his name with a terrified medical community desperate to find a scapegoat. But as they join forces to fight a smokescreen of vicious lies and betrayals, Anselm and Valerie get caught up in their growing feelings for each other, feelings that could distract them from the deadly game played by their enemies. Sweeping from the high drama of the operating room to the dark corners of political intrigue and the secret passions of the heart.