Locked-up in a Texan FBI facility by agent Abbott, who threatens with a murder trial, Patrick doesn't give in for months, sticking to his demands. He's finally 'given a chance at redemption' on haughty agent Kim Fischer's ad hoc team to search for missing New York software genius Abel Schneiderman, who wrote crucial financial programs, able to disturb Wall Street and the world economy. Patrick concentrates on Abel's gypsy wife Defiance Schneiderman and their Vietnamese landlord Mr. Nguyen, ignoring a ransom demand, then escapes. FBI analyst Jason Wylie joins the team by proving his whiz talent trough Choi. Patrick lets himself by caught to solve the case and his status in the FBI, even gets Lisbon to volunteer for his new team.