An uncanny thriller from the acclaimed author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Medical school students Fettes and Macfarlane are charged with the unenviable task of receiving and paying for the institution"s research cadavers. When Fettes recognizes the dead body of a woman he saw alive and well just the day before, he suspects murder. Macfarlane, however, insists that the authorities would never believe they had nothing to do with her death. Reluctantly, Fettes agrees to keep quiet, but soon regrets his decision when another familiar corpse turns up-and takes on a life of its own. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.