Dr Abby Dolan has everything. The perfect lover. The perfect job. But when she moves with her fiance Josh Wyler to the small Californian town of Patience, everything changes.
A mystery illness is spreading through the town, and Josh has become desperately ill, manic and violent. As head of the Emergency Room team, Abby sets out to find the cause of the horrifying fatal epidemic. Abby's quest for the truth brings her face to face with corruption and danger, and uncovers a sinister pattern that links the deadly syndrome to the giant chemical plant that is the town's biggest employer.
It is a quest that will call for strengths Abby never knew she had, a quest with threats lurking around every corner. And with her most dangerous enemy far closer to her than she imagines, the first life she will have to save is her own.