Caitlin Ashford, a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, returns home for the summer to begin her graduate thesis on missing and murdered children. She hopes the connections of her father, a well known detective in Nashville and his colleagues will provide excellent first hand knowledge for her paper. As she continues deeper into her research she begins to question the possibility some of the cases might be related. Is there a pattern to the killing of these children? Has she uncovered the existence of a previously unknown child serial killer; a man who continues murdering children even as she tries to prove to the FBI and others of his existence?