Responding to an April 2016 tip, L.A. Times reporter Paul Pringle investigated a drug overdose at a fancy hotel involving one of the University of Southern California's shiniest stars—Dr. Carmen Puliafito, the head of the prestigious medical school. But what Pringle couldn't have foreseen was that this would lead to the unveiling of not one major scandal at USC but two, and his own organization had its own reasons for wanting to muzzle the story.
"Pringle's fast-paced book is a master class in investigative journalism."—New York Times