"When David Stone, a prominent Bel Air doctor, is murdered, Stan Marshak, the detective assigned to the case, quickly follows the leads and assembles a convincing case against a member of the Holy Angels for Life Everlasting (HALE), an active anti-abortion group. The evidence convinces a jury but not Marshak's wife, Kate, who retired from the police force to raise a family. Not convinced that they have convicted the real murderer, she uses her instincts and contacts with the police department as she follows the tangled path that uncovers a tangled web of relationships ultimately leading to the solution of this bizarre case. Morton A. Lebow ended a long career in the federal government as the spokesman for the surgeon general. He followed this as director of public affairs for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His first novel, Fruit of a Poisonous Tree, dealt with the politics of our nation's abortion debate. "