Toby (Lance Lee Davis), a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, stops on a quiet stretch of Ozark highway to help an alluring young girl named Laurie (Brooke Anderson, "Lost"). Her car trouble and attraction to the handsome stranger pales in the face of her real problems – she’s on the run from police and involved in a dangerous criminal debt with her violent on-again, off-again boyfriend Jeff (Lawrence Turner, Today You Die). With Laurie as a grudging accomplice, Jeff kidnaps Toby and takes him to a remote farm, hoping to force Toby to cook synthetic heroin for the group of vicious Bolivian drug traffickers to whom Jeff is in debt. When Toby resists, Jeff kidnaps Toby’s ex-wife Annette (Dawn Balkin). The story grows tenser as Laurie disappears, Annette refuses to play the victim, and the Bolivians come to collect.