Working in the ER of a small S. Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch treats an interracial couple beaten by a mysterious hate group. When the couple dies of a strange pulmonary infection, an epidemic begins. Can Dr. Lynch fit the pieces together to find the source and stop this plague?
Working in the E.R. of a small South Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch has seen it all-most of it a 2:00 a.m. But when an interracial couple is rushed in beaten and bloodied by a mysterious hat group, the patient s show symptoms of a fast-acting pulmonary infection Rhea has never seen before. Within hours, it proves fatal.
Soon more victims are rushed in, and an epidemic has Dawkins County in an icy grip of terror. As the puzzling illnes claims more lives by the hour, Rhea begins to draw some startling conclusions about the nature of the illness...and about its connection to the military.
How could something like this have happened in this peaceful community? Can it be stopped? Every second counts as Rhea desperately tries to fit the pieces together-and soon realizes that she is dealing with something bigger and more terrifying than she could ever imagine.