Michael Dean's comfortable life changes in an instant when forced to kill a man to protect his three-year old grandson, Matthew. He receives an unexpected life sentence from a judge harboring concealed motives, turning his and wife Miranda's lives upside down. Held in a maximum-security prison once deemed escape-proof, he employs skills developed as an amateur illusionist and vanishes, allowing him to flee the country. Through his business skills and a strong friendship developed with a previous acquaintance, Dominique Rogello, Michael develops a successful business and takes full advantage of his new freedom. Surrounded by friends and family while living a low-key, successful life, his unexpected capture creates turmoil and anxiety when he realizes he will return to the place he fears the most.