Phoenix, AZ had more kidnappings last year than any city at any time in United States history. To combat the onslaught of cases, the Phoenix Police Department formed the elite HIKE (home invasion and kidnapping enforcement) Unit in their Violent Crimes Bureau. Our series, RANSOM, is a fictionalized account of the activities of that division.
Mexico is a country at war. Juarez gangs and Sinoloa drug mobs fight to control the drug trade. The battle rages and the outcomes are uncertain. Will Mexico become a narco state? One thing is certain: drug cartel violence is spilling over into the U.S. And Phoenix is ground zero.