Mary Valone is thinking about resigning from her position as medical secretary at Valleyview General Hospital. A saga surrounds the hospital and its executive director, whose swift rise to power has left countless bitter enemies in its wake. As her devoted son John urges her to retire early, Anthony DeTorrio is busy proving that he always gets what he wants. When Mary begins experiencing back pain, her doctor diagnoses her with a serious infection-a decision that propels John and his mother into a web of deceit, misdiagnoses, and vindictiveness directed by none other than DeTorrio himself. As John attempts to reignite a romantic relationship he lost once before, he realizes that someone wants his mother dead and decides nothing will stop him from finding vengeance for the inhumane treatment she has received. His journey to the truth takes him from western Pennsylvania to the glamour of fabulous Las Vegas and back again, leading him to answers no one would have ever expected. Perceptions of Morality is a strikingly candid tale of medical malpractice and retribution encompassing unscrupulous doctors, a corrupt hospital administration, and a civil case like no other.