The center of world power has just been jolted when the Vice President of the United States is poisoned to death. During the ensuing investigation, FBI Agent Tim Lane discovers something that will send shockwaves around the globe. Meanwhile, on his way back to Stanford, college freshman Ryan Lane accidentally takes his brother's duffel, his secret duffel. Suddenly, a swarm of assassins, terrorists and rogue federal agents are after what Ryan has and what he may now know propelling him into a desperate search for his brother who has mysteriously disappeared. Before time runs out and the unthinkable happens, Ryan must unlock the clues hidden inside the duffel and unravel someone's diabolical plot to take over the White House. The race is on.