Roger (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a CIA operative working in the Middle East finding terrorists who have bombed civilians. While working he finds inside information on the terrorist ringleader. With the help of Ed (Russell Crowe), Roger devises a plan to infiltrate the terrorist group. A struggle between the two men develops as Roger is in the field while Ed is pulling the strings in Langley, Virginia. Both men have a different set of morals they subscribe to and both are from completely different backgrounds which leads to trust issues. There is also the question of whether or not Roger can trust the government of Jordan who is aiding him in his mission.