Yet Dr. Darcy refuses the comfortable pathway and enlists as a physician with the British East India Company, embarking on a personal quest to practice his craft without the restraints imposed by society. The story traces his early steps as a new doctor in a strange land on to his eventual return to Pemberley, his childhood home. This is a story of India and the people as well as of the diseases and medical care available. Primarily, this is the story of one man who strives to change the face of medicine while yearning to fill the void left within his soul upon the death of his identical twin when they were 12. His search for family, enduring love, and lost companionship is a quest not wholly realized until returning to England. A new generation of family and friends will heal the physician, and to his greatest surprise, the true love of his life awaits.