Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), a retired CIA operative who decimated an Albanian slave-trading ring to rescue his kidnapped daughter. A year later, on a trip to Istanbul, Mills gets a surprise visit from his daughter, Kim, and his ex-wife, Lenore. The happy reunion turns sour when Lenore is taken by gangsters serving Murad, father of one of the fallen Albanian criminals, Marko from Tropoja. With his ex-wife held hostage and Kim on the run, Mills must once again use his lethal skills to track down his ex-wife and eliminate all who stand in his way. Murad's life ambition is to make a prostitute out of someone in Bryan Mills' family.