In Puerto Vallarta to escape the pain of a failed marriage and the death of her infant son, Teresa 'T.C.' Conteras has the unbelievable misfortune of stumbling onto a murder/kidnapping. In minutes she is on the run across Mexico with an eight-year-old boy. A team of mercenaries track the pair all the way into the States where T.C.'s only hope is to get to Ross Downing, a burn-scarred ex-agent - and the only man she can trust.