Flashing back and forth between the future—the aftermath of a terrorist
attack on Grand Central Station—and the present—a 20-week training
course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA—we follow the lives of seven
FBI recruits. These young adults are pushed to the brink as the class is
gradually whittled down, until only the finest candidates remain.
Haunted by questions
her late father and his mysterious career as an undercover agent, Alex
Parrish joins the FBI searching for answers. Her fellow trainees include
Ryan Booth (ex-military), Shelby Wyatt (an orphaned Southern belle),
Eric Packer (a Mormon with a troubled past), Simon Asher (the first
openly gay FBI recruit), Nimah Amin (an observant Muslim with a double
life), and Caleb Haas (for whom the FBI is a family business). Their
mentors at the Academy—Miranda Shaw and Liam O’Connor—have boundless
experience but a complicated history with the Bureau and each other.
When Alex Parrish learns that she’s been framed for the terrorist event,
she has to run for her life while trying to figure out which of her
former classmates is the real terrorist before they strike again.