The year is 1794. Samuel Lee Selden is a 21-year-old doctor working at the London Hospital, constantly fighting his co-worker Thomas Cavendish, II Viscount of Brandon. Follow his story as he struggles with tiresome family ties that bind, and demons of every kind: literal and metaphorical, past and present, within and without. Surrounded by ghastly events, Samuel must find a way to protect himself and his loved ones and deal with unexpected, growing feelings for the one that he thought to be his worst enemy. But how long can this young man carry such a heavy burden?