Melanie Vargas is a hardworking,hotshot Latina federal prosecutor. Her home life is a bit chaotic, since shejust caught her husband in an affair, although she is still trying to workthings out, if only for her baby daughter’s sake. One evening she takes thechild out on an innocent stroll and walks right into a crime scene: a wealthyformer fellow prosecutor has been murdered. Melanie knows that with herpersonal problems she should stay away from what promises to be a demanding,high-profile case. Yet it’s a career-making case, and she aggressively signson, only to be led into a race for her life against a dark, sadistic killer whoseems to always be one step ahead of her.