Bernadetta DeVittoria—or Bernie, as her friends call her—once worked for the Renard Chemical Company. Thanks to a particularly nasty divorce, she’s now looking to be hired back. She gets the job she wants but could not foresee the drama headed her way. It turns out Renard Chemical is currently undergoing a bitter legal battle with a number of litigants.
These litigants want to see their pain and suffering recognized by Renard, legally and monetarily. Bernie, working for the legal department, is now in charge of making these claims disappear. While many have indeed suffered due to Renard’s dangerous KBCTG(r) product line, Bernie suffers, too. She has a horrible moral choice to make in this damage control campaign.
As she investigates plaintiffs and other innocents sickened or killed due to Renard negligence, Bernie feels pulled in all directions. Does she do her job or follow her conscience? The outcome is completely in her hands. What happens when big business ignores responsible ethics for the sake of profit? People get hurt, but is it possible for Bernie to go after the big boys without destroying everything she’s worked to get back?