Brad Paxton, CEO of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, receives an anonymous telephone call claiming five test patients have died during clinical trials of the company's revolutionary new diet drug. With only days remaining before the FDA's scheduled release date, Brad frantically investigates the allegation of the drug's harmful affects. Two people who agree to help Brad stop the drug's release are murdered. Now he is alone, in a race against time to prevent the deadly drug from reaching the market. Senator Harmon Fowler, mastermind behind the sinister plot and who stands to reap a personal fortune from Peregrine's increased stock market value, watches from the sideline as his power-hungry protégé, Travis Manning, goes head-to-head with Brad Paxton. Fowler knows that the only thing that stands in the way of his ultimate success is Brad Paxton. His directive is simple: Find Paxton and eliminate him!