To support her small daughter, April Ortiz does what she has to do - which means waiting tables in a skimpy outfit at a popular nightclub in a gang-infested area of town. When one of her co-workers is raped and murdered, April does what she knows she shouldn't - she defies the neighbourhood code by giving the police a hardcore gang member's name.
Clean-cut cop Noah Young wants a shot at breaking this case more than anything in the world - that is, until he meets April Ortiz. When April gives Noah the tip, a spark ignites. As the fire between them threatens to blaze out of control, the two are dragged down further into the dark mysteries of the graffiti-lined streets, taunted by a crazed killer who could strike again at any time.