Michelle Wallis is girl haunted by the demons of her past, having witnessed the brutal murder of her mother at the age of four. Sixteen years later she lives alone in a run-down boarding house looking forward to a future with her boyfriend away from the squalid life she has been leading. Michelle is befriended by her new neighbour, Charles Paskin, a mysterious middle aged man who isn't quite what he seems. Charles is actually a government assassin involved in a highly confidential operation to retrieve some stolen files about a top secret operation some years earlier. He has been assigned the task of disposing of anyone associated with these documents. Unfortunately for Charles matters become increasingly more complicated as his relationship with Michelle develops further. Through a bizarre turn of events, Michelle becomes embroiled in Charles' mission and a fast paced story of intrigue and suspense begins to unfold.