When Dr. Millie Hunter discovers that two vials of a lethal toxin have disappeared from her University laboratory, she confesses the loss to her father, Medical Examiner Dr. Patrick O'Donnell. Confiding in him may be an indication that her long estranged relationship with her parents is on the mend.
John Hall, Colleen McCullough's prodigal son, bears no resemblance to the one in the Bible. That young man had taken his inheritance and squandered it quickly on wine, women and raucous living. When he found himself mucking out pigpens for a bit to eat,