A wave of kidnappings has swept
through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic
among its wealthier citizens, especially parents.
In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions,
leading many to hire bodyguards for their children.
Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out
ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life.
Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City
to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter
of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa.
Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially
to a youngster, but for lack of something better
to do, he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely
tolerates the precocious child and her pestering
questions about him and his life. But slowly, she
chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior,
his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's
new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita
is kidnapped. Despite being mortally wounded during
the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone involved
in or profiting from the kidnapping. And no one
can stop him.