A short story told by David. Locked within his own body, he sees, hears and feels everything, especially pain. Utterly alone, he is assumed to be brain damaged beyond hope. That is until Michael comes- a very different kind of nurse.
When a prominent Mississippi civil rights attorney asks renowned neurosurgeon Bradford Stone to help her save the life of a white racist condemned to death for the cold case murder of a black man, he has no idea that he is about to be dragged through a deadly past he thought he had escaped once and for all.