Consultant psychiatrist, James Cochrane, is found early one morning by his neighbour. He has suffered a head injury and drowned in his goldfish pond. Cochrane is well known to be in serious dispute with one of his colleagues, Dr Audrey Clements, over the nature of ME, the so-called 'yuppie flu' but would she take their dispute this far? And how trustworthy is Mrs Cochrane? Are her children as innocent as they first appear? Only when the story reaches its shocking climax is the identity of the murderer revealed.