Dr. Eugene Sands (David Duchovny) is a young surgeon carving a fast path to the top of his profession. There is nothing that seems to be in his way until a seemingly routine operation changes his life forever. High on prescription drugs to which he has become addicted, Eugene makes a surgical error that arguably leads to a young girl's death. He loses his license to practice medicine. In his self-imposed exile, Eugene becomes a doctor to the mob. But the FBI moves in and force Eugene to turn in those who gave him a second chance.