After the initial investigation by Captain Julia Osborne (Connie Nielsen) into the disappearance of Sgt. Nathan West (Samuel L. Jackson) and the death several cadets fails, ex-army ranger turned DEA agent Tom Hardy (John Travolta) is called in. West went missing and four cadets were killed during a hurricane whilst in Panama on a jungle training exercise. However, there were two survivors; but one says that West murdered the cadets and was thus murdered himself, whilst the other paints a completely different picture. Hardy and Osborne have to work together to get to the truth and discover whether either one of the stories is to be believed.