In the fall of 2008, 29-year-old Biology Ph.D. Annie Cass is two years into her dream job with the premier management consulting firm, The Gorlinsky Group. But the dream has become a nightmare — the work feels meaningless, with long, unpredictable hours spent with overambitious workaholics. Annie’s small group of work friends buoy her, especially her best friend, Davis, who is her rock. When Annie finds Davis dead, seemingly from suicide, her world implodes.
In a fog of grief, she stumbles into a lower Manhattan bar and meets Jed, nurse by day and 90s cover singer by night. As Annie pokes around at inconsistencies in Davis’ death, she begins to fall in love with Jed. The relationship forces her to examine truths she’s long held to be true, about herself and the high-achieving circles she runs in.
When she discovers that Davis was, in fact, murdered for something he learned about a clinical
trial for a high stakes drug approval, her life is in danger. Working with an unlikely motley crew
— Jed, a 19-year-old Princeton drop out and Gorlinsky intern, and an ex-Gorlinsky hacker —
Annie must trap the murderer before he can trap her, even if it means bringing down the world
where she once thought she belonged.