Ross Ransome is at the top of his profession; one of the most successful plastic surgeons in the business. Such a man would expect his wife to be perfect -- and why not? After all, he has spent enough hours in surgery to get her that way. But when his wife falls ill she turns her back on conventional medicine, and her arid marriage, and seeks help from the world of alternative medicine and a charismatic therapist who promises not just medical salvation. For Ransome, this is the ultimate betrayal. It defies logic, and Ross is a profoundly logical man. Logically, he can see no reason why any man should have his wife when he can't. It's all completely rational.