James Kelley is a lawyer and author who became fascinated with recent high-profile psychiatric malpractice cases. In this book, Mr. Kelley explores these cases in depth after reviewing court records, interviewing psychiatrists, and then documenting the convoluted path of malpractice cases through our legal system. Mr. Kelley introduces his book by saying, "This is a collection of true stories about people in pain who went to psychiatrists for help and ended up suing them for malpractice" (p. 1). Mr. Kelley based his book on court cases; he did not have information about the actual therapeutic encounters of these patients. He closes his opening paragraph by saying, "Betrayal and violence are recurring themes" (p. 1). Indeed, these are recurring themes in malpractice cases, but it is unclear who has betrayed whom. Has the patient been betrayed by the therapist or the therapist by the patient or the patient's family? Occasionally, the betrayer is very clearly identified—for example, when there is a sexual encounter between a patient and therapist, the betrayer is always the therapist. On other occasions, the villain is not so clearly identified. In these scenarios, expert witnesses battle one another in the courtroom, each presenting compelling testimony that vilifies the psychiatrist (defendant) or the patient (plaintiff). One witness is an advocate for the patient, the other is an advocate for the therapist. One witness alleges that the patient has been betrayed, the other claims that the therapist has been betrayed. From Mr. Kelley's description of courtroom battles, it would appear that no experts are impartial scientists and that all experts are advocates. Nevertheless, this book is interesting to read.