When the 2008 financial crisis threatens his small software company, owner Daniel Prescott scrambles to arrange financing for his expanding business. Shut out from local funding providers, he seeks international sources of credit. But, as he flies over the Black Sea, a more immediate threat arises: anti-Russian terrorists hijack his plane, killing or imprisoning crew-members and binding the passengers. Confronted by this new emergency, Daniel finds his early military training reawakening and jumps into action.
As word of the hijacking gains worldwide attention, his close friend Arianna goes on a journey of her own, taking her from Seattle to Washington, D.C., to high in the Swiss Alps, in search of the man she thought she knew.