Wildfires are raging all over Southern California and the end of times seem near. Or so Michael Devlin finds himself thinking the day that Lila Evergreen walks into his office. One look at her, though, and the whole world can spin off its axis for all he cares. So much beauty. Rescue seems imminent.
In learning of Lila’s runaway daughter, Holly, Michael naturally takes the bit and sets off to find her, a quest that promptly uncovers a dark secret in Lila’s past and hurtles Michael down the rabbit hole of white supremacist conspiracy. Donald Ray Potter, the messiah of a local QAnon chapter, is holding Holly hostage and readying a battleplan to take down the deep state. Michael quickly zeros in on Potter’s location, only to have him disappear in a shootout with the local police, with Holly nowhere to be found and a young woman’s decaying body uncovered in the woods behind Potter’s old house.