The world’s most infamous drug trafficker, Carlos Falcon, has hidden his identity for decades. He has now hatched a nefarious plan which had been years in the making. He wants to cripple the industry that has made him wealthy and to put the man of his choosing in the White House. As his first step, Falcon has taken hostage the niece of the ambitious U.S. Senator Justin Winfield and twelve other members of a medical mission team working in rural Mexico. With the Senator and his family in the grip of paralyzing fear and his presidential dreams threatened, the Senator places all his worldly hopes on the ability of a connected associate, Jack Delaney, to help fulfill Falcon’s bizarre and murderous demands.
Once a high-flying entrepreneur, Jack’s idyllic oceanside life is unraveling due to a series of financial misfortunes. Desperate to hide his financial demise from his supportive wife, Jack accepts the Senator’s request for his help simply for the money. However, once he discovers that one of the hostages is a lifelong friend, missionary Charlie Jacobs, this mission becomes personal for Jack. Very personal. With the clock ticking and the lives of thirteen people hanging in the balance, Jack hurls himself into this dark underworld to save the hostages.