When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life.
Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just twelve years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits
In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.
In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.
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Episode 1: Released on September 6, 2012. 44 pages. Nathan McBride receives a cryptic text message containing his secret operative name from someone named "Lauren" who says she’s been kidnapped. How does she know who he is? Is this for real? And if so, can he save her?
Episode 2: Released on September 20, 2012. 41 pages. Still on the run from an unknown number of gunmen, Nathan will soon discover a startling truth about Lauren.
Episode 3: Released on October 4, 2012. 46 pages. Staying one step ahead of their pursuers, Nathan and Lauren look for answers in her stepdad's warehouse.
Episode 4: Released on October 18, 2012. 61 pages. Nathan and Lauren discover a grisly truth about Voda's operation and go on the offensive.
Episode 5: Released on November 1, 2012. 52 pages. After rescuing a young girl, Nathan and Lauren race to save her life and try to unravel the mystery surrounding Lauren's mother.
Episode 6: Released on November 14, 2012. 37 pages. Nathan continues his offensive and launches a high-risk assault against an enemy stronghold. Episode 7: Released on November 29, 2012 (Final Episode). 92 pages. In a balancing act to keep Lauren safe while combatting her kidnapper, Nathan will face a terrifying life and death struggle in a remote area of the Mojave Desert.