In this action film, retired deep woods tracker and warfare instructor L.T. Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones) teams up with FBI agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen) to find a killer who is targeting deer hunters in the Pacific Northwest. The clues suggest that it’s Aaron Hallam (Benicio Del Toro), a former student of Bonham’s and a master at camouflage and knife play. Bonham is the only one qualified to track him, since he taught him all his moves. Hallam is wiping out the hunters because he hates them for killing animals for sport. Bonham finds Hallam’s hideout and inside a Bible open to the passage in Genesis where God commands Abraham to kill his son, Hallam’s apparent justification for his killings. The chase continues from the back woods to the big city as master and student try to outsmart each other.