Dr. Maya Simmons, a recent Harvard graduate in Epidemiology, is still mourning the death of her father. While going through his personal papers she discovers that her mother, who abandoned her at birth and Maya assumed was dead, is actually alive and fugitive on the run from Interpol for her involvement in a bombing incident during the Vietnam protest era. Using her detective skills from her clinical training, Maya learns an even more disturbing fact—that the man who raised her is not her biological father.
Haunted by the dark secrets of her parent’s past, Maya is compelled to find her mother and uncover the truth behind her parent’s lies. Uneasy with confronting her estranged mother, Maya disguises her true identity and secures a job at the Tibetan refugee camp where her mother is a volunteer hiding out from authorities. Ironically, just as mother and daughter begin their journey of reconciliation, Maya finds herself at the center of having to solve an epidemic threatening the refugees and her own mother’s life.
Compelled to track down her estranged mother, Maggie Hunter, Maya disguises her true identity securing a volunteer job at a Tibetan refugee camp where Maggie is hiding out from Interpol. With the help of a Tibetan lama, Maya confronts her long suppressed feelings of rejection and her fear of accepting Maggie back into her life. Ironically, just as they begin their journey of reconciliation, Maya finds herself at the center of having to solve the deadly epidemic threatening refugees and her own mother’s life.