Only hours ago teenager Iris Hersh was in perfect health. Now, she hovers near death, ravaged by a virus that medical science has never before encountered—and doesn't know how to stop. As Ellis Hospital's Ward 8 staff fights for Iris's life, the disease claims another victim, and then another. Suspicious as to why this rogue virus seems so selective, Adele Monsarrat, RN, joins forces with Detective Tim Ritmann, hoping to contain a potentially raging epidemic before it spreads. approximately 296 pgs.