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Daniel Purcell is a brilliant scientist with a mysterious past. When the corrupt company he works for threatens his family, he seeks out the one person powerful enough to help—Patty Hewes. Patty's efforts are complicated by her personal history with Purcell, setting off an unpredictable chain of events with shocking—and fatal—consequences. Purcell was arrested upon confessing to his wife's murder, although, in truth, his attempt was unsuccessful, and finishing her off was ultimately left to the Deacon on orders from Walter Kendrick.