As a blizzard whips up on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a  remote family home. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company,  has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. His children, at home for the holiday with their off-spring have their eyes on the money he’ll make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story even if he has to bend a few facts; and a trio of vicious thugs are on their way to steal it – for a waiting client. As the storm worsens and the group is under siege from the elements, emotions run high and dark secrets are revealed.