It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow, the mother died in delivery, the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthesiologist, is running for his life. Charged with malpractice, he is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. To clear his name, Rhodes must follow a fugitive trail into the heart of a medical nightmare. A trail that, for some, may end in suicide--and for others, in the most shocking conspiracy of our time...