A look at the Federal witness protection process as seen through the experiences of a family going through the system. In five short days, Bobby Batton, his wife Cindy and their children, Sean and Suzie, are caught in an emotional maelstrom as they begin to comprehend the consequences of their decisions. Guided by U.S. Marshal Steve Beck, their only link to the outside world, the Battons discover the deep layers of deception that threaten to divide their family. Based on a "New York Times Magazine" cover story written by Robert Sabbag, the only journalist ever to be taken inside the secret facility where all witnesses who turn state's evidence are processed.