A convert to Islam sends the U.S. authorities a tape displaying him in three nondescript storage rooms, every of which can comprise a nuclear bomb set to detonate in lower than per week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with discovering the bombs whereas a CIA “advisor”, generally known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose spouse and kids have left him and disappeared, appears to know precisely what the interrogation will entail. Whilst H ratchets up the stress, utilizing torture over Brody’s objection, the suspect does not crack. Ought to H do the unthinkable, and can Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional precept value doable lack of life?