Peter Rizzolo, author
Laura Hamby, high school senior, victim of rape is shunned by her friends and labeled damaged goods by her mother. She strikes out on her own and settles into a small New Jersey town where she waits tables, earns her GED and secures a position in a hospital medical records department. Bruce, her old boy friend tracks her down. After several years of marriage they decide to have a child but learns she cannot conceive because of a disease she contracted at the time of the sexual assault. From this intense set-up spins a tale of medical mystery and intrigue, legal and human drama.