This fictional story of political intrigue and collusion begins with Vice-President Levi Madison campaigning to become the Democratic Party nominee for President. Because of the political assassination of the Turkish Prime Minister, President Joyce Sanderson sends Madison to Turkey to represent the United States at the Prime Minister's state funeral. While in Turkey he runs into his longtime friend and ally, Baruch Ben-Ahron, the Prime Minister of Israel. The night before the funeral, Vice-President Madison is abducted from his hotel room. The Mid-East terrorist group, LORA, takes responsibility for the kidnapping. After sending a video tape of them threatening to behead the Vice-President, they make a ransom demand. President Sanderson and her leadership team make a concerted effort to find the Vice-President and call upon the military to bomb the LORA headquarters. The kidnappers move the Vice-President multiple times to avoid detection. The kidnapper's elaborate plan to use the ransom money and release the Vice-President falls apart bringing in the FBI and Secret Service team to discover the kidnappers. After the President becomes fully aware of the kidnapping details, she executes her own plan on keeping the political collusion and ensuing cover-up from going public. The political stakes run high and international relations are stretched to their limit.