Eight children from four wealthy families are kidnapped in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 1885. Just when the children’s parents had given up all hope of ever seeing their children again, they each received a letter from the kidnappers with two demands, which must be met in order to secure the release of their children. The first demand requires a large ransom to be delivered to the kidnappers at a place to be determined. The second demand requires that four Christian men, whom the kidnappers will choose, must deliver the ransom and if it’s delivered by anyone else, all the children that were kidnapped will be killed. News of the large ransom spreads quickly throughout the United States, and every outlaw wants to get their hands on it before it gets to the kidnappers. Can the ransom get through to the kidnappers and save the children’s lives, or will the kidnappers kill their young captives because the ransom was never delivered to them or was delivered by someone other than the four Christian men that were chosen to deliver it?