FBI Agent Alex Penance chases after a cartel’s human-trafficking ring uncovering horrific scenes as the gang’s safe houses are found throughout the swamps of rural Mississippi. Each location he uncovers, reveals a more sinister treatment of a group of missing girls who find themselves in the middle of the cat and mouse chase. Working alongside Assistant District Attorney Annie Hunt, Penance zeroes in on the cartel’s headquarters outside of New Orleans. Complicating Penance’s work on the case and his budding relationship with Annie, the agent is tasked with providing security for beautiful and flirtatious country music star Marla Hendricks. A promotional concert to benefit the beleaguered town of Sawyer, Mississippi, the star proves to be a distraction Penance doesn’t need as lives are on the line.