Third-year UNC medical student Lucy Irving doggedly attacks her pediatric rotation with a vengeance—always willing to go the extra mile. But when a string of young boys arrive in the pediatric ICU suffering from a strange bacterial lung infection, Lucy’s curiosity and dedication backfires. She discovers that Chapel Hill also serves as the headquarters to a swirling ring of criminals—a rogue local gang strategically linked to an international crime syndicate that spans the I-95 corridor, funneling drugs between Miami and New York. Innocently swept along, she suddenly discovers the terrible error of her ways when her inquiries strike a little too close to home, and she’s marked as a target with the local gang. Eventually the drama of pediatric patients, combined with the duties of being a dedicated daughter, as well as survival in the medical hierarchy, pushes Lucy to the limit. Clever and inquisitive, Lucy’s the perfect student. But can she outwit the criminals shadowing her every move?