Carol Delaney confronts a parent's worst nightmare when her twelve-year-old daughter and a friend go missing from a gated resort on a Caribbean island. The local police believe the girls were abducted by a global organization that has a branch on the island and is involved in criminal activities, including human trafficking. A yacht belonging to local members of the organization was seen leaving the harbor around the time when the girls disappeared, but the police find evidence that the girls were onboard, so they can't arrest the suspects. After they have determined that the girls are longer on the island, Carol and her husband return to New York, where they help the FBI pursue the search. When their daughter's friend escapes from the kidnappers in Panama, it raises their hope of finding their daughter before any more damage is done, but after being threatened by the kidnappers the friend's parents refuse to let her talk with the FBI, and at this point there are other leads. As she reaches out to organizations whose mission is to rescue victims of human trafficking and rehabilitate them, Carol discovers ather world outside the gate of the one she knew.