Peter Campbell finds himself having to deliver a $500.000 dollar ransom after the distraught parents of a kidnapped boy turn to him for help. A young boy is kidnaped and the abductors demand $500,000 for his safe return. Campbell is the go-between. Not knowing which way to turn, Robert and Joan Tate call upon Campbell for help after their son disappears and the kidnappers threaten his life if the police are called in. Campbell finds himself in a precarious position with his employer since he is sworn to secrecy while rival stations get wind of the situation and soon televise many of the details.
Guest starring are Farley Granger as Robert Tate, Hazel Court as Joan Tate, Kate Woodville as Barbara Dale and Erica Hagen as Heather Ames. Richard Carlson makes a special guest appearance as Bill Quinton