The brilliant career of District Attorney Dwight Reid had ended in a shocking accident with a gun at the hands of his young son, Jeremy. That was all Megan Kincaid knew when she was hired as a companion for Jeremy. They had warned her that the boy was a problem . . . filled with rage that might expode again. It was clear they thought him hateful, perhaps even insane. But as Megan begins to win Jeremy's trust, she saw it was not hate that tormented him. It was terror. Sheer, simple terror. Megan knew then that Dwight Dreid's death had been no accident and that someon was using a child's anguished ocnfusion to cover up an act of deliberate murder.