Dr Gibson Poldar knows there is always something new to see in the ER. When he sncounters a number of identical emergency cases all coming from the local university campus he suspects he may be seeing an emerging public health disaster. As he gets closer to the real truth behind these cases, he is captures and tortured by the Islamic fundementalist whose experiments in bioterrorism he had exposed. Lust and suspicion are competing forces in the torrid love affair between Dr Poldar and Suraya, a beautiful Muslim lab technician, who is somehow deeply involved in the terrorist plot. As the mystery and romance unfold and head towards their conclusion, a parade of dramatic, poignant, and sometimes humorous patients fill the examination rooms of Dr Poldar's busy emergency ward.