After taking down a major drug operation in Detroit, Agent Ann Peabody quits the DEA and heads south of the border to avenge the death of her brother, a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The trail leads to Escobara, a suburb of drug cartel controlled Juarez, Mexico. After an assassination attempt Peabody becomes a security consultant to the newly elected Mayor of Escobara and struggles with the Mayor and her brother to rid Escobara of the rampant drug trade. Along with multiple, horrific drug-related slayings a serial killer is on the loose, and he's prolific.
Pregnant women in Albuquerque, New Mexico are being tortured and mutilated in secluded areas of the city. Cut out of their mother's bellies, the babies that once squirmed happily inside them are nowhere to be found. Albuquerque Homicide Detective Peter Kostas has been chasing the monster responsible for these heinous crimes for almost a year now. But the latest victim is alive at the University Hospital. The only clue she has to offer Peter is a unknown medical device that protrudes from her once pregnant abdomen.