It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of investigation. But the serenity of the summers day is broken by the wail of sirens. A radical group has murder in mind.