Although investigative consultant Sherry Moore has been blind since childhood, her gift for seeing the last eighteen seconds of a deceased person's memory has helped her solve numerous crimes and save countless lives. But suddenly Sherry's own life is turned upside down. She touches the hand of a dead man called Thomas Monahan and - for the first time in thirty-two years - she can see the world around her. For Sherry, this 'miracle' is deeply disturbing. Will her newly regained vision last? And why did Thomas Monahan change her? Her inquiries take her to a New York State hospital for the insane, to an army base in the Castkills where secret experiments were conducted in the 1950s and, most dangerously of all, to a giant and successful pharmaceutical company, Edward Case, CEO of Case & Kimble, has let nothing get in the way of his company's stratospheric rise to sucess, and Sherry's questions are coming just a little too close to the truth.