When the budding relationship between a health care fraud investigator and her boss disintegrates, deception follows. Their parallel, uncoordinated investigations lead each of them from Detroit to Chicago and finally Washington D.C. before their paths finally cross again. By then both have picked up a nasty attitude toward the other and an entourage with countervailing agendas. This fictional account of a fraud investigation exploits the impact of new health care regulations on an entrenched health care system. Imagine a scenario in which a health care fraud investigation careens headlong into Department of Justice and warrant search irregularities made possible by the Patriot Act. In this story it’s hard to distinguish the winners from the losers. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Arbor Hospice, an organization providing comfort and support at the end-of-life for people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.