A deranged serial killer is on me loose. And only one man can catch him. Garrotte aka "The Torch" (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is being tracked by veferan police defective Jake Riley (Michael Rooker) to no avail. Each time Jake gets one step Closet to Garrotte, another victim surfaces. Tormented by Garotte's insanity, Jake quits the police force and joins a special agency in a top secret mission to eliminate Garrotte. As part of Jake's new assignment, he is teamed with a Replicant (Jean-Claude Van Damme) cloned from Garrotte'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.