Ben Logan is an American single parent who has recently moved to Belgium with Amy, his previously estranged teenaged daughter. He works for The Kohler Company, a subsidiary within the Halgate Group, a multinational technology corporation. When one of his co-workers discovers that a patent has been apparently misfiled, Logan brings it to the attention of his boss, Derek Kohler. Shortly afterward, he finds his entire office building is empty and no records exist of the Kohler Company nor his employment. Confused, Logan attempts to prove his employment by accessing bank records, but he and Amy are kidnapped at gunpoint by Logan's coworker Floyd, who forces them into Logan's car.