Lieutenant Alex Delillo's decision to help a woman desperate to find her husband changes her life forever. Ten months ago, Jack Salem, once a dedicated LAPD cop, joined a private security firm tasked with training policeman in war-ravaged Iraq. He failed to return home from his placement and his wife believes that he's in hiding, afraid for his life. Alex must answer some important questions if she is to find Salem, but in the process, she becomes embroiled in a conspiracy with far wider implications than she could have imagined. Pushed to the edge, Alex challenges her belief in herself, her job and her government.