Synopsis

Detective Amber Cross is Hartford, Connecticut's go-to crisis negotiator, currently at risk of losing custody of her young son to her estranged husband. And despite a recent setback when she was blamed for the tragic end of a domestic stand-off, she's the first to get called in when Calum, a troubled and dangerous young genius, hijacks a bus load of school children and holds them ransom for a mysteriously specific amount of money. As Amber negotiates for control of the scene with the hot-headed and trigger-happy lead of the tactical team, the villain also becomes the victim when it's discovered that Calum's ailing mother's staggeringly high medical insurance claim. Amber now must try to stickhandle a safe resolution to what seems like an irresolvable conflict; saving the lives of these abducted children, even if she may not be able to retain custody of her own.