Jordy is an eleven year old boy who's family has not been functioning after his homesick mother went back to her home-country Russia. Jordy devises a master plan to get her back. He builds a Russian house, a datcha, in the backyard of their house. He is convinced this will make his mother feel at home again. Eventually his mother doesn't come back, but Jordy's actions do get his family back on track.
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.
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.