At the turn of the twentieth century, Londons political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As Englands first female autopsy surgeon, not only must she prove herself, she must prove that murder treats everyone equally
After a heated womens rights rally turns violent, an innocent suffragette is found murdered. When she examines the body, Dody McCleland is shocked to realize that the victim was a friend of her sisterfueling her determination to uncover the cause of the protestors suspicious death.
For Dody, gathering clues from a body is often easier than handling the livingespecially Chief Detective Inspector Pike. Pike is looking to get to the bottom of this case but has a hard time trusting anyoneincluding Dody. Determined to earn Pikes trust and to find the killer, Dody will have to sort through real and imagined secrets. But if shes not careful, she may end up on her own examination table