Eight months after Paul 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 term with his wife's new relationship with Dan - a 'New Age' type who runs the World Peace Acupuncture Clinic. Suspicious of Dan's true intentions Paul decides to join his family at a Labour 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.