A gripping family medical drama set against the backdrop of dot.com-boom Seattle. Dr Henry Moss, husband and father of two teenagers, has devoted his life to the study of Hickman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid ageing and premature death in children. His beloved patient, William, lies dying at the age of fourteen, when Henry Moss makes the breakthrough of his career, the discovery of a secondary gene which halts the ageing process entirely - the 'secret of eternal youth' which could earn him millions. But in order to save William he must act quickly, and illegally. Moss faces a desperate choice. Whatever he does, someone will lose. But will it be Moss, his family, or the sinking William?