The nation has fallen into mourning after the death of a beloved former first lady. The most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral — then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.
Detective Michael Bennett — father of ten — is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, Michael experiences a devastating loss: after fighting it for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he faces raising his ten heartbroken children alone — and rescuing thirty-four hostages.
Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever encountered. As the entire world watches and the tension builds to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out — or face responsibility for a deadly debacle.