February 15th 2013. A meteor has burned its way through the atmosphere over the Ural region in Russia, its dazzling light brighter than the sun. In Kabelvåg, a small town in the north of Norway, the three close friends Ruby, Sebastian and Daniel celebrate their graduation. They have made plans for a future together, but much like the meteor, their destination and journey remains unclear.
Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test.
When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building.
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist.