Sarah Reilly is a Special Agent with the FBI. She is following in the footsteps of her semi-retired father, who made his name tracking down a notorious serial killer.
Sarah and her partner and former boyfriend, Drew, are assigned a case out of town. It bears all the hallmarks of a serial killer who murders couples in a specific locale near a lake. For Sarah, a profiler, there is something not quite right about these killings. She can’t put her finger on it, but she feels this is the work of a copycat.
In a seeming unrelated crime, a man is found knifed to death in a way that suggests it was planned. The only witness is a thirteen year old homeless boy, whom Sarah befriends. The boy says there was more than one killer and they seemed highly organised. He is taken into protective custody but to no avail. Someone breaks into the safe house, disables the guards and kills the boy in his sleep. Their only witness is now dead.
Consumed with guilt at having put the boy in harm’s way, Sarah focuses her attention on finding who killed him. As she investigates Sarah finds herself in increasing danger.