A young California girl struggles for survival after being abducted by the leading suspect in a string of rape-murders. When 16-year-old Tina Risico is abducted by Christopher Wilder at a shopping mall, her behavior surprises him. She does not beg or plead for her life--the kind of behavior that is said to trigger murderous impulses. Instead, she hides her fear with submissiveness. Christopher spares her life--at least for the moment.
Having escaped death, Tina is forced to flee with Wilder, who humiliates, dominates and brutalizes her. Always in fear for her life, she consents to his wishes in order to survive. With the FBI staging one of the largest manhunts ever and beginning to close in on them, Wilder orders Tina to do the one thing that may break down her defenses. He demands that she help him lure a new victim into his car.