Racked with grief over her son Danny's brutal death, and with nothing left to lose, Sarah Patterson steels herself to take revenge on her young boy's murderer. But just as she's about to shoot Samuel Tate on the courthouse steps, detective Mac Donovan stops her in her tracks - risking his career, and the case against Tate, to protect her.
Now, with a serial child-killer walking free, New Orleans is taut with anticipation and the police and FBI are helpless. But Tate has developed a sick fascination with Sarah Patterson... He'll kill to keep her attention. So, with Mac's help, Sarah takes centre stage in a dangerous operation designed to stop Tate for good.
Nothing can bring Danny back...but Sarah is hell bent on ensuring no mother suffers as she has, at the hands of Samuel Tate.