Following the senseless rape and murder of his wife by a quartet of drug dealers who also leave him for dead, a former law school classmate of Jake McCall's vows to do two things. Build a memorial in the Rockies to his beloved wife, then track down and kill the assassins. After the formation of an elaborate and cunning plan for revenge, it becomes apparent that a combine exists between the Mexican cartel, las Zetas, and an international network of Islamic extremists who have acquired American businesses as fronts for laundering drug money intended to ultimately be used to fund terrorist activities in this country.
Among the Islamic devotees peddling drugs as a means of subsidizing Allah's presence and fanatically driven to kill all Christians, Jews and Americans as infidels has emerged a converted American extremist, eager to prove his worth by orchestrating an airborne attack on Disney World. Blind to the reality that his American heritage and freedom enables him to plot and conduct such an attack, he and his fellow zealot steal aircraft and take off in the middle of a raging thunderstorm to fly a suicide mission into the Magic Kingdom. Sheer coincidence alerts Jake and John Reed to the plan, producing a courageous and wildly dangerous adventure with the F-18s from nearby McCoy.
The aftermath leads them and their New York FBI counterparts on a long distance chase into Manhattan and across to New Jersey where a shootout occurs in a Teterboro hanger. Hard police work and evidence from New Jersey then enables Jake and his associates to flush out the Dade County end of the connection which has accumulated the money and sophisticated armament intended to be used for a massive stadium bombing and attack on the Goodyear blimp overhead.
When a huge and hidden supply of the plastic explosive C-4 unexpectedly becomes the prize, a suicidal contest begins, indiscriminately destined to kill either some or many.