Officer Mitch Hansen is determined to prove he can still be a top investigator - even after a motorcycle accident leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. But proving he can still wear a uniform may be a daunting task, especially to Chief Dickerson, who never misses an opportunity to remind Mitch he is "a worthless cripple." When a resident at Tamarack Creek, a nearby facility for disabled children, meets an untimely death and mutilation, Chief Dickerson gets quite a kick out of assigning "a cripple to investigate the House of Retards." As Mitch continues to struggle against discrimination for his disability, his investigation leads him to a very dark truth at Tamarack Creek Children's Home. A truth that leads him into the depths of human suffering, organ theft, and a corruption so evil it could end his own life.