Six years ago in Uzbekistan, journalist Charlie Davis was wounded when government forces fired on a group of protesters he was covering on assignment. He and his pregnant wife, Julie, barely escaped with their lives. Now Charlie and Julie have traded globetrotting adventure for suburban comfort. But Charlie, a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times, cannot entirely forget that brush with death and sometimes imagines that their good fortune canit last forever.... Then, on a trip home from Disneyland with their two young children, Julie vanishes. As Charlie soon discovers, her disappearance isn't a random kidnapping.