The last thing any parent wants to receive is a phone call telling them that their child has fallen seriously ill from an unknown cause. When the child is an only child and ends up in a coma, matters grow even more serious.
This is exactly the situation Cynthia Redman faces with her daughter. And while Melissa recovers, other students in the St. Peter district aren’t so lucky. Cynthia determines to get to the bottom of the outbreak of sickness that suddenly begins to occur after children consume school lunches.
She soon finds an ally in Preston Brenner, a handsome businessman who encourages her to fight for what she believes. But when their relationship goes beyond friendship, Preston must make a choice: to reveal to Cynthia exactly which business he is in, or leave his successful career to please the woman he is falling for. Because she is now anti-processed food, and has every reason to believe that he may have been wooing her for all the wrong reasons.
In the meantime, schoolchildren continue to fall sick and Cynthia and her new friends begin to suspect foul play. Preston hopes to use his position of power to solve the mystery, but is rendered helpless when he discovers that he, too, is being targeted by a malefactor.
Both their worlds are falling apart. Only by forgiving and reuniting will they be able to uncover the truth . . .