A sadistic and surgically precise serial killer is wreaking havoc on the streets of Philadelphia. After six murders lead detective, John Harley, is struggling to crack the case and bring the killer, nicknamed the ‘Butcher', to justice. As the body parts pile up, and the messages left at the crime scenes by the killer get more personal, Harley is stretched to breaking point. Rookie reporter, Ellen Turner, begins investigating the crime and inadvertently becomes the Butcher's next target. She and Harley must work together in order to trap the murderer and put a stop to the bloodshed. Will they be able to overcome past traumas, personal prejudices, and their own complicated relationship before it's too late?