1889 Philadelphia: an earnest young doctor, studying under a legendary teaching physician who offers to be his mentor, is swept into an intrigue involvng a dead young woman whose body vanishes from the morgue. As young Ephraim Caroll struggles to understand the circumstances, forces arrayed against him - from a seductive young heiress to waterfront toughs to ruthless millionaires - put his life and his future in jeopardy. In the end, his choices are devlishly difficult. An intricate plot, well told. It's a 4.