in a small town with a solo medical practice is Kevin’s dream come
true. When he begins working later and later during the week and
making house calls on the weekend, his wife thinks he is having an
affair. When a second doctor joins him, the late nights continue
and the man’s personality begins to change. The doctor’s wife
begins to spy on him in his after work activities, but what she
discovers is much worse than an affair. The young doctor may be in
for the fight of his life.
Life in the little town of
Jointon was bringing out a different side in Devin’s husband. Maybe
it was the pressure of work that had driven Kevin to near madness.
Who knew? Devin decided to be neighborly and offer to help the new
doctor’s wife unpack. She rang the doorbell and several minutes
passed before Rina answered the door.
“May I help you?”
“Hi, Rina. I can help you unpack if you like.”
The door was open only a crack and Devin wondered what the woman
could be hiding. It couldn’t be a lover. Her husband had left the
house less than an hour ago.
“I don’t think so. I have a lot to do. Thanks.”
The door closed and Devin was left standing on her neighbor’s
doorstep feeling like a fool.
When the night came, Devin watched as the doctor from across the
street entered the banker’s home. As the men entered the basement,
she gasped. It was like something out of a horror movie, designed
to be some sort of dungeon, at least in Devin’s opinion. She had
never seen such a setup. There was something hanging from the wall
that appeared to be a type of torture device and there was metal
everywhere, in the form of clamps and assorted prongs and what
appeared to be traps such as those used for catching wild game.
The two men in the home of the banker appeared to be drinking and
Devin noticed a third man entering the room. Dressed in leather
like Mr. Meyers, he stood with his vest open while Mr. Meyers slid a
cube of ice over and around his nipples. The water ran down his
chest and the third man licked it off. When Devin could see his
face, she gasped. It was the president of the bank. Were the two
men lovers? How did the new doctor fit in if they were? The new
doctor stood in a far corner away from the bankers, and the two
bankers did not speak to him as he walked slowly toward them. The
three men then waited as a fourth man joined them.
The following morning, Kevin surprised her with a breakfast tray.
“Breakfast in bed?”
“Anything for m’lady.”
As they ate together, Devin couldn’t wait any longer to confront her
“What’s going on?”
He gently pressed his finger to her lips. “It’s nothing you need to
“And your back…how did you hurt it? Did you fall?”
“Damn it, Kevin!”
“Your secret, the club, I was in the house…Fritz’ house. Do you
know about him? Fritz has been kicked out of many practices. Are
you in some sort of gang?”
“It’s not a gang, Devin.”
“Well, what is it, then? It’s sick!”