When seven year old Amanda Chapman is admitted to hospital with acute renal failure, her parents are in despair.
Their hope is renewed when Amanda is accepted for treatment as a rare NHS patient at Glasgow's exclusive private hospital, Medic Ecosse. They have a pioneering, state-of-the-art dialysis unit there and it looks as if Amanda might just have the one last chance she needs before a donor is found. But behind the lavish hospital corridors, private rooms and friendly staff lurks something much more sinister. Dr. Stephen Dunbar, sent undercover by the Home Office to investigate seemingly inexplicable complaints made by two ex-members of staff at Medic Ecosse, gradually begins to lift the lid on a horrifying conspiracy. One that is too fearsome to contemplate.