Richarda še vedno preganjajo nočne more zaradi samomora žene, obenem pa skuša popraviti odnos s svojo edino hčerjo. Kmalu pa postane tarča sadističnega serijskega morilca, ki na dan privleče psihopata v sebi. Pozno ponoči se odpravi na kavo, tam pa ga omenjeni morilec prisili, da strelja. Morilec mu grozi celo s tem, da bo ubil njegovo hčer, če ne bo sledil njegovi morilski igrici.
Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and plagued by his involvement in the city's recent murders. As Abner's new found protégé, Richard is forced to adopt the mind of his sociopathic mentor in order to protect the one he loves. Richard must decide if he's willing to kill in order to keep his daughter alive.