A cop is badly wounded during a robbery at a restaurant and is held hostage along with the other customers. Frank is determined to get the cop out alive. But when the Chief orders the undermanned SWAT team to stand down, Frank has to convince the Sergeant in charge to go against the Chief's orders. Frank quickly takes over as negotiator but the thieves refuse to make any demands for money further jeopardizing the wounded cop's chance of survival. With time running out, Frank finds himself willing to do anything, even giving the thieves drugs in order to save the wounded cop's life.