A Person of Interest
A Person of Interest is the story of Ky-Lee, a frumpy investigator for a famous author who unknowingly uncovers a secret involving a US Senator. Soon, three of her family members are shot and killed. She becomes the prime POI. During her cross-country flight for freedom, she is attacked and "killed" by mountain men, raped by a Senator's aide, hunted by a crazed veteran and must fight for her life. More
Ky-Lee Sutherland is a frumpy investigator for a famous author who unknowingly uncovers a secret involving a US Senator. While spending the night at her sister's home, three people in her estranged family are shot and killed. She is completely unaware of the situation, because she "snuck" out in the early morning to avoid having to talk to her parents.
During a flight to Washington D.C., she becomes the prime person of interest for doing the killings. Her boss meets Ky-Lee and tells her that the cops are waiting for her at her home. She gives her five thousand dollars and tells her to never contact them again.
Ky-Lee gets a make-over and steals a single-engine airplane at a private airport. As an accomplished pilot she flies south from Washington D.C. and lands in Lexington KT. After hiding the small plane, she begins hitchhiking. She is picked up by an old man, driving an old pickup truck.
It turns out that he is one of the reasons girls/women are told to never hitchhike. She is hit in the head during a forced sex act. She is held as a slave, subjected to several mountain men who would make the people from Deliverance look like extras from a river baptism. She is raped incessantly, beaten, kept drugged and starved simply to see "If a woman can be f---ed to death." When they tire of her, they toss her into a three-hundred foot deep well.
She awakes in the deep hole, passed out on a dirt floor, that is actually a ledge ten feet down in a three hundred foot deep well. After she escapes the well, and makes it look like she is buried at the bottom of the well by a landslide, she discovers that she has suffered near total amnesia for the past week.
Nearly naked, she makes her way through back country in the deep south, staying to the brush and forests that last saw civil war soldiers. She eventually finds civilization, and travels west, to find her family's killer. During her progress west, she realizes that somehow her mindset has been changed.
She is no longer an overweight frump. She's been through eight and a half days of a water-only diet. She wasn't hungry enough to try hunting while escaping the place where she was "killed". Ergo, she has lost weight rapidly, revealing a very attractive woman. The constant exercise of moving through the forest has worked on her musculature. Bread, stolen from a shack was gourmet in quality.
She is happy the turn of events has given her new tools to use. She begins to try out her new-found sexuality, with various men, beginning with a sailor on leave, in the back of an overland bus.
Eventually (as Kelly Winchester, girl reporter) she winds up in the arms and charms of US Senator Giovanni, who is an avowed stealth candidate for Vice President. She becomes his girlfriend, using her body to keep him from asking questions. Unbidden, she begins to fall in love with him, until she finds an envelope for five thousand dollars as "Thanks for the weekend".
She believes that Giovanni is somehow responsible for the massacre in her sister's home, but when she begins to gather evidence, she is discovered as Ky-Lee.
She leaves her life for the second time, hiking into the coastal range of mountains Between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. She hooks up with a Vietnam Veteran, who teaches her the skills she hasn't acquired in the southern forests of Kentucky and Tennessee. She moves into his bedroom about ten days after they meet. There, love blossoms, until one day, Andy takes her to talk to another vet, one who is a pure psychopath, but knows secret information about things Ky-Lee has discovered.
In the finale, Ky-Lee is on her own, running in the wild lands if the Coastal Range, running from Federal agents with bloodhounds and helicopters, The homicidal maniac that they visited, a former lover and a man she swore up and down she had killed when he tried to rape her. She must fight for her life with a man twice as big as her.