Federal Judge Faith Matheson (Lena Olin) is preparing to try the most explosive case of her career, involving corruption within some of the highest levels of the military. But the power of her final ruling could severely impact attempts of the U.S. army to launch the first rocket into space in over 30 years. Suddenly finding herself in grave danger, the judge is assigned the protective services of Conor Gallagher (Bill Pullman), a former Marine Corps. helicopter pilot, decorated with the Congressional Medal of Honor. As they dig deeper, they are pulled into a dangerous web of conspiracy, treason and murder.