By Mike Attebery
Seattle billionaire and software program titan Jeff Pepper could not have selected a worse day to ascertain up at the study venture he is been investment on the collage medical institution for greater than a decade. whilst gunmen movement in, seizing keep an eye on of the development of their look for a formerly unknown weapon, Jeff is stuck in the midst of a nerve-wracking hostage scenario, one within which he's an all-too-valuable pawn. As tensions mount and the physique count number rises, his in simple terms desire for survival rests at the shoulders of Nick, a deadbeat child trapped in one other a part of the development. operating with law-enforcement officers open air, Nick needs to consultant a different staff throughout the locked-down facility and support them shop as many lives as attainable, whereas Jeff Pepper makes use of each negotiating trick up his sleeve to determine that he and his fellow captives make it out alive.
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