The Cure for the Modern Life Author:Lisa Tucker Matthew and Amelia were once in love and planning to raise a family together, but a decade later they have become professional enemies. To Amelia, who has dedicated her life to medical ethics, Matthew's job as a high-powered pharmaceutical executive has turned him into a heartless person who doesn't care about anything but money. Now they're kep... more »t in balance only by Matthews best and oldest friend, Ben, a rising science superstar-and Amelia's new boyfriend.
That balance begins to crumble one night when, coming home to his upscale Philadelphia loft, Matthew finds himself face-to-face with a boy screaming for help. Homeless for most of his life, ten-year-old Danny is as streetwise a he is world-weary, and his desperation to save his three-year-old sister means he will do whatever it takes to get Matthew's help. What follows is an escalating game of one-upmanship between Matthew, Amelia and Danny, as all three players struggle to defend what is most important to them-and are forced to reconsider what they truly want.« less