Jim Pedneault wants to help people with AIDS so he accepts an offer by Forbes Pharma to test an experimental drug in Cambodia. He is joined by a Cambodian nurse, Khieu Battayan, who soon becomes the central figure in the treatment clinic. The drug’s initial promising results are followed by serious side effects. Angela Daniels, sent to restrain Khieu, instead joins him. Scott Pierson, the Forbes project manager, hides dangerous animal data and, in collaboration with a corrupt Cambodian official, attempts to silence Khieu and Angela.