When Allyson Simon separates from her husband and moves with their 9 year old daughter Claire to a big old house in the country, she learns of a brutal family murder that happened there five years ago.
Hot-shot district attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run and becomes compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal Clinton Davis who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he realises he might have acquitted a guilty man.
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.