Housekeepers discover a woman, Christina Nerrit, hand-cuffed to a bed, with a plastic bag over her head, near death. Detectives investigate the crime, believing it to be a rape/attempted murder, but evidence soon lead them to a more bizarre scenario involving the terminally ill, and a suicide-support website. When Christina dies mysteriously while recovering in the hospital, and it is determined that she died from a self-inflicted overdose of insulin that had to have been brought to her from outside the hospital, it changes the focus of the investigation again. The right to ends ones own life, and the culpability of someone assisting a suicide, becomes a hot topic when trying to decide who gets punished for what. Amy Solway, a terminally ill doctor, and owner of the Suicide Train website, is found to be the person who brought Christina the insulin, and is charged in her death, leaving it up to a jury to decide her fate.
Lynne Boris Johnston
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Dr. George Huang
[about Amy Solway
The irony is that her website gives her a reason to live.
Det. John Munch
Playing God with people's lives? She's like Kevorkian.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola
Come on, Munch. All the stuff you whine about, don't tell me you haven't once thought about hanging it up.
Det. John Munch
I believe life's worth living.
I don't know. If I had something like Huntington's Disease and all I had to look forward to was a long, horrible death, I can't say I wouldn't think about suicide.
A.D.A. Casey Novak
Moredock will try to stack the jury with people ...