Is she curing him of his multiple personality disorder-or is he setting her up as his next victim? When Morgan moves her psychotherapy practice from Berkeley to the Lost Coast, she is challenged by wrenching ethical dilemmas the anonymity of city life never prepared her for. She knows too many secrets, and secrets are hard to keep in a small town. Morgan's challenges take a dangerous turn when her neighbor, Rosy, takes in her cousin, a young woman recovering from chemotherapy. Morgan doesn't know it, but she's not the only one keeping secrets. "Carlisle" isn't Rosy's cousin. She's hiding from a man who tried to murder her. A man who now comes into Morgan's office, seeking help. As Morgan struggles with confidentiality conflicts, her own self-deceptions, and the deceptions of her small town neighbors, Jerry's madness forces her to make a dangerous choice that could cost Morgan her life. www.fogdrip.com Karen Lawson grew up in San Francisco as a tree-climbing, Catholic military brat. From age twelve to twenty she lived in Japan, where she studied essence and existence at a German Jesuit University in Tokyo. She returned to the US in the Sixties to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of California at Berkeley while throwing bricks for the revolution in her spare time. At times confusing herself with Che Guevara, Karen joined a group of back-to-the-landers in a bold and spirited experiment in alternative life and ownership in the mountains of Southern Humboldt, where this novel is set.