Dead End Deal
After developing a promising stem cell therapy for Alzheimer’ Disease, Seattle Neurosurgeon John James is allowed to test the treatment in a handful of patients. Two days later, James is attacked in a deserted garage and given an ultimatum: stop all stem cell work or be killed. Unwilling to abandon a decade of research, James turns to his long-time rival, Richard Stillman, to fund a highly clandestine clinical trial in Seoul Korea where he can fly under the radar.
In Seoul, on the night of surgery, a phone call summons James back to the hospital only to learn that the patients have been murdered and that he is the prime suspect. Jailed, without his passport, James is not allowed to contact the American Embassy. After escaping, James becomes the focus of an intense police manhunt. He turns to his Korean colleague’s beautiful lab technician, Yeonhee, for help in obtaining a false passport with which he reaches Victoria, Canada where he narrowly eludes capture by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Staying one step ahead of death at the hands of an international killer James must return home to clear his name while, at the same time, stop the hit man hunting him.