Eight months after Paul (Gary Cole) escaped with his wife and daughter from the besieged Lawrence Culpepper cult in Cheyenne, after saving the lives of several children and sustaining gunshot wounds in a daring rescue bid Paul returns to his job as a police officer in Santa Fe. His family life in tatters, Paul struggles to come to terms with his wife's new relationship with Dan - a 'New Age' type who runs the World Peace Acupuncture Clinic. Suspicious of Dans true intentions, Paul decides to join his family at a Labor Day weekend retreat run by Eleanor Braddock the leader of a New Age self-help cult. Paul is wary of Eleanor at first as she represents all he seeks to remove himself from, but he ends up falling for her. A romance ensues. Paul becomes a fanatical follower of Eleanor and she becomes disturbed by his unstable behaviour and breaks off their steamy relationship. His sanity already in the balance Paul has a nervous breakdown. Is everything as Paul really sees it, or has his past finally caught up with him as his mind begins to distort and play tricks on him.