One night, under the cover of darkness, Robby Hare’s father forces him to help rob a grave and sell its contents to the nearby medical college. Although Robby is fascinated by the information he knows the doctors will gain from the bodies, he is horrified by his gruesome mission and will do anything to avoid another trip to the graveyard. Robby’s wish is answered the day William Burke and his daughter, Martha, come to live at his family’s boarding house—and he might even have a new friend in Martha.
But Robby notices something dangerous about Mr. Burke and suspects that the man is involved in a broader web of evil—possibly even murder. Can Robby expose his scheme before innocent lives are lost?
In an exciting journey through the streets of Philadelphia in the 1800s to the halls of the nation’s first hospital and the frontiers of medical research, Anna Myers weaves a thrilling tale of mystery and adventure.