In this short mystery set in the near future, multiple bioterror attacks have changed the face of the planet and new laws protect the public from the malicious spread of disease. Spreading a virus is a felony. Failing to seek prompt medical care for a contagious illness is misdemeanor. When customers at a small-town, Texas grocery fall ill with a highly contagious strain of influenza, the police chief and his team race to find the source of the illness and to stop the spread of the disease. Who is targeting people in the town? Why? Is it a test run for a widespread attack on a bigger city or something more personal?