Ransom follows crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts), whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they do, and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases.
Determined, aspiring investigator Maxine Carlson hopes to join a top crisis and hostage negotiation team run by Eric Beaumont. But she hides a secret that could jeopardize a Denver case as the team races to find a missing child.
A special client asks the team to help with a bank heist in New York, but the case takes a surprising turn when they discover the robbers have not planned an escape and a disturbing conspiracy emerges.
The team must delve into a senator’s darkest secrets to secure the safe return of his daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota. Eric faces challenges with his daughter Evie after his attempts to keep her safe backfire.
Parents in Menton, France turn to the team to rescue their daughter who they fear has been sold in the human trafficking trade. But an amoral billionaire and self-styled retriever of abducted women may jeopardize Eric's plan.