Sam Turner is last seen strolling away from a disaster relief shelter, carrying an odd contraption found half-buried on his flood ravaged property. That evening his body shop burns down, and the retired widower is nowhere to be found. Sarah, his estranged daughter, returns to the small town she had rejected – both hoping and dreading that she finds him.
When Sarah joins the mental health relief team as a means of tracking down her father, Paulson – a nonconformist social worker who’d fled the big city – is assigned to be her mentor. His unorthodoxy collides with her professional sensibilities, and she does not recognize that his interest in her is becoming more than professional. Nor does either of them notice they are being stalked by a pair of looters.