Formerly a busy hospital, St. Jude's now stands derelict, awaiting demolition. These days its only visitors are addicts and dealers, those on the very fringes of society.
So when a partially mummified corpse is found in the hospital's cavernous loft, the police believe it must be the result of a tragic accident or a drugs deal gone wrong. Forencics expert Dr David Hunter can't say how long the body has been there but he is certain it's that of a young woman. And that she was pregnant.
It soon becomes clear that the hospital has yet to give up all of its secrets. The sudden collapse of the attic floor reveals a bricked-up chamber, with beds still inside. Some of the are occupied...
For Hunter, what began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare that threatens everyone around him. And as the investigation springs mor suprises, one thing is certain:
St Jude's hasn't claimed its last victim...