Sterling asks Nate to steal a nuclear reactor component which someone intends to use to produce uranium which will then be sold to terrorists. Nate thinks Sterling is holding something back but he decides to do it. They figure out that the man selling it will hand it off while his step-daughter is competing in a chess tournament in Dubai. They try to proceed as planned but Sterling shows complicating things.
While searching for a philanthropist's missing wife, the team comes up against a grifter ring running a web of sophisticated "Sweetheart Scams". Now, Nate must learn how to steal hearts... or risk losing Sophie's for good.
When Latimer hires Nate's father to pull off a heist in an ultra-secure government office, the Leverage team must stage a fake hostage stand-off when they're trapped inside and the feds lay siege to the building.