Dr. William Shumway stumbles on a potentially colossal cancer breakthrough and is suddenly thrust into prominence. A prestigious research institute lures him into their ranks with the promise of unlimited resources to complete his clinical trials. Once there, he discovers the overwhelming pressures to 'publish or perish' and meet the demands of the big pharmaceutical industry. In the ensuing frenzy that is modern medical discovery, Dr. Shumway becomes entangled in a web of secrets, lies and success. Secret Order by Bob Clyman is a high-stakes thriller about medical ethics, power and money.