During a confrontation with a Wyoming cult, Santa Fe cop Paul Thomas (Gary Cole) saved his wife, daughter, and others but also caught a SWAT sniper's bullet, leading to eight months of rehab. Finally released from the hospital, Thomas finds his wife Leah (Sheila Kelly) involved with a local healer. Hoping to rejoin the police force, he sits through a review board procedure. Haunted by the cult experience, he launches a school program to warn youngsters about cults. Following his wife's suggestion, he attends a retreat run by counselor Eleanor Braddock (Lolita Davidovich). Although he initially dislikes Eleanor, the two are later brought together by a personals ad, and a romance develops. Shown at the 1997 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.