Alone... Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold... in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife & child. The man's finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react... Alone... twenty-five years ago, Catherine Rose Gagnon was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son's death... and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital. Alone... a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he'd done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous, filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance.