Alan Rupert is
an up-and-coming star in cancer research, on the verge of developing a
new test for the disease.
Who has him kidnapped, and why? Escaping from
captivity and returning to his laboratory, Alan tries to answer these
questions, now more vital to him than any in his research. Is it a
rival scientist, who wants to beat Alan to the patent for his biomarker
genes? Someone from his own laboratory, who wants to sell critical
information to a third party? A member of his startup company, who
wants to muscle Alan out of the picture? With the help of the same DNA
analysis technology that he uses in the lab, Alan searches for the
answers, while trying to balance cutting-edge research in cancer, the
business of marketing a new test, and mentoring his new students. It is
only when his kidnapper becomes a killer that Alan realizes that
information he possesses is a threat to his life.