Lukas Dvorak—pacifist, scientist, and circus acrobat—is living his ideal life working as a research analyst for his employer Brooklyn Capital Management, an obscure Wall Street firm located away from the Wall Street establishment in Brooklyn, New York. On an ordinary weekday, this life is inexplicably turned upside down when he is abducted and accused of stealing $15 million from his employer. Faced with a new and terrifying reality, Dvorak must rely on his own wits and resourcefulness developed from his past experiences as a refugee from war-torn Grozny, Chechnya and as a young American immigrant.
Dvorak is pitted against enemies seen and unseen as he races to track down the identity of his abductors before his past catches up with him. Dvorak receives help in some unlikely places and from an interesting cast of characters as he transforms into his new role as problem solver and escape artist. As he fights his personal struggle for survival he finds more within himself than he could have ever anticipated.