CTU is investigating a series of terrorist attacks in the Los Angeles area ranging from an assassination attempt on the vice president to the kidnapping of the chairman of a highly profitable corporation. CTU identifies Peter Madsen, a former employee of Jack Bauer, as the leader of the terrorist cell responsible for the attacks on Los Angeles. What remains unknown to CTU is that the attacks have been arranged by an old enemy who plans on smuggling nuclear weapons into the hands of Middle Eastern terrorist networks. Jack Bauer must shoot, drive, and interrogate his way to the truth behind the attacks. Written by
Did You Know?
The plot line involving hostiles taking over CTU, executing hostages, and having Kim Bauer elude them by crawling through air ducts was later recycled and used in the television series 24
(2001). In the series, however, it was Jack's nephew Josh eluding the hostiles. See more
Damn you Chase, I should have trusted Tarket.
Just doing my job, boss.
Spun-off from 24