Life 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.
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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.
“What’s going on?”
He gently pressed his finger to her lips. “It’s nothing you need to know.”
“Damn it, Kevin!”
“Your secret, I was in the house…Fritz’ house. Do you know about him? Fritz has been kicked out of many practices."