The last thing plastic surgeon Jackson Maebry wants after a long day in the operating room is a call to the ER. When he gets there, he discovers a trauma case as horrific as he has ever seen: a young woman, beaten and burned almost beyond recognition. What Jackson's colleagues don't know is that the victim, Allie Sorosh, is Jackson's lover.
With Allie in a coma, Jackson keeps their relationship quiet and takes part in her reconstruction, a complicated set of procedures only the most skilled specialists can perform. But as he and the other doctors struggle to put her back together, the fractures in Jackson's own life begin to break apart dramatically. When the San Francisco Police's investigation of the attack leads to his door, Jackson knows the truth can no longer be suppressed.