A deranged serial killer is on the loose and only one man can catch him! Garrotte aka “The Torch” (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is being tracked by veteran police detective Jake Riley (Michael Rooker) to no avail. Each time Jake gets one step closer to Garotte, another victim surfaces.
Tormented by Garrotte’s insanity, Jakes quits the police force and joins a special agency in a top secret mission to eliminate Garrote. As part of Jakes’ new assignment, he is teamed with a Replicant (Jean-Claude Van Damme) cloned from Garotte’s DNA.
In a race against time Jake must learn to trust the mind of the one person he has been trained to kill and control the thoughts of a madman he cannot stop.