Ben Keynes (Jonas Ball) is a CIA agent who is monitoring the Middle East region following the September 11th attacks. After seeing satellite readings in Afghanistan that seem to reveal radioactive material, he assumes terrorists are planning to construct a nuclear bomb. Keynes leads a reconnaissance mission into the area along with local guide Abdul (Chems-Eddine Zinoune). Abdul warns that they are venturing into sacred territory. When the soldiers ignore him, the consequences are dire.