On a DVD found near her lifeless body, Elise Freeman chronicles a long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that both offenders and victim are teachers at one of LA’s most prestigious prep schools. Homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr Alex Delaware’s psychological prowess, it’s now. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution make for a social and political time bomb – especially given the connections of one of the students. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.