Jane bonner is a mid-western mother who is given custody of her young son. Her ex-husband robert, a volatile policeman and harsh parent, is furious about the decision. Later, jane meets soft-spoken patrick and a quick romance develops. Jane and brouse marry and plan to move to los angeles. All at once, brouse becomes husband and father to her 9-year-old son. But when jane and her son decide to drive across the country to their new home, they find themselves stalked by her angry ex-husband and a mysterious third party.