In an Arizona hospital, a patient barely clings to life after suffering a cardiac arrest-the victim of a hidden condition, an inexplicable accident...or an unspeakable vengeance.
Surgical resident Malcolm Ishmail made two mistakes that devastated his career. His first was a passionate, ill-advised affair with one of his professors, the beautiful, charismatic brain surgeon Dr. Mimi Lyle. The second was reporting his lover's proffesional doubts and operating room errors to their superiors. Now banished, perhaps forever, to the medical hinterlands, he must race against time to save a patient who should not be dying, and rescue his own endangered future as a surgeon. But the truth slowly coming to light is more terrible than he could have imagined, for it suggests that the good doctor is the target of a bitter, brilliant, and ruthless maniac.