A medical thriller - a new cancer drug that has a nasty side effect - skulduggery and naked ambition, frustrated by cunning epidemiological detective work.
A crash on a ski slope leaves Danni Foster in a coma. An old man collapses and dies in a sex game. Each holds a clue to a deadly side effect from a new cancer drug, but neither can speak.
Al Vincent, an aging mob godfather is dying of cancer, but he has scores to settle before he dies. Buying a drug company to launder his money and look after his grandson is one part of the game, but bankrupting old accomplices and murdering others is never out of his mind.
Professor Jim Brogan is the unlikely hero, more at home in his laboratory but impelled to make the new drug safe, save Danni and stop Al’s deadly games.
Through it all drifts Fiona, sexy, worldly, and turning over a new leaf to leave her call girl past behind.
Cancer, the risk of death, and the new drug provide the backdrop as the four stories weave together to a surprising ending.