Psychologist Alan Gregory has had some shocking experiences lately. He's struggling to deal with both a newly adopted son and a shaky? though improving? marriage. But then? his ex-wife? Merideth? reappears. She wants help in locating the surrogate mother of her soon-to-be child. Alan can't refuse? and has no idea that he'll be pulled into a mystery that reaches back many years - with ramifications that are disturbingly current.