While working on his doctorate degree, Sam Abbott invents two serums: one to prevent contagious diseases; the other to block the harmful effects of air pollution to lungs and bronchial tubes. He tries to get US drug companies to take an interest in his inventions, but they all sneer at him and turn him down. Buried in student loans, virtually penniless and weeks away from getting his doctorate, Sam contacts David Holloway, the second wealthiest man in the world. Sam needs financing to build his company. Three of America's top drug companies want SAWWS (Sam Abbott World Wide Serum) Inc. slowed down due to the drastic drop in their profits caused by Abbott's serums. Sterling Shear, a hard-working, corrupt, greedy, and conniving US Senator from Mississippi, is summoned by a law firm in NYC, which represents the three largest drug companies in the US. Senator Shear, we need your help and we need it, now. After ten years of managing the business, the Abbotts schedule a trip to New Zealand for a long-needed vacation. Jennifer comes up missing moments after Sam speaks with her from his cell phone. With Sam now the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, he is on the run from authorities. Sam meets up with a female massage therapist, Cheryl Hanley, who is wanted for murder. They are later kidnapped and held for ransom---BY WHOM? China, Iran, Russia, the Taliban?