In a world racked by terrorists, a pharmaceutical company has—with the cooperation of high-level military leaders and government officials—weaponized a terrible disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as “ALS” or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. While the biological weapon is intended to be used as a torture device, ambitious evildoers employ the device for personal gain. Sensing medical ethics violations, Dr. Lisa Garner, a neurological specialist, begins to make troublesome inquiries. She is joined in her efforts by Clay Anders, a retired CIA agent and member of a secret citizen’s group that investigates human rights violations. Together, and at great peril to themselves, they begin to unravel the web of conspiracy, greed, corruption, and abuse of power.