At Christmastime, Chicago PI Mike Shepherd spots a child
silently crying on an otherwise empty mall bench. Mike and
his fiancÚ try to help four-year-old Madison. He alerts
mall security about the lost child and a surveillance tape
reveals one hour earlier a man had kidnapped Madison’s mother.
Mike takes on the task of delivering the ransom, battling
deadlines, kidnappers, bureaucrats and even the FBI. Mike
must rescue the woman in spite of dealing with a disgruntled
federal officer bent upon proving he can handle the case without
the help of a lowly private investigator.