A Russian controller and his teenage daughter are taken hostage with merciless precision by a terrorist who fancies himself an artiste of chaos. After the CIA fumbles, Sydney and the black ops unit APO are called in for the rescue. The stakes are high. In less than forty-eight hours the controller must deliver a critical international forum speech, or the result will be widespread economic disaster. But sometimes even the best intel is incomplete. The true threat is bigger, and closer at hand, than anyone considered, and only an emotionally shattered teenage girl can make everything right -- or single-handedly cause a scale of tragedy unimagined.