Elizabeth Kohen, a young journalist trapped in a dead end job, takes on an assignment that she thinks could be the story of a lifetime. Desperate for a sense of professional fulfillment, she flies to New Mexico to meet a man who vanished decades ago. Raymond Kowalski was an internationally renowned artist, loved and loathed by thousands, until he orchestrated his own disappearance. Now he’s an aging squatter in New Mexico’s back country, with no family, friends, or legal identity. In Elizabeth, he sees an opportunity that he can’t resist; the chance to be the author of his own legacy. Their plans suddenly crumble after a run-in with INS forces them to flee into the wilderness. Lost, they must now not only elude the law, but also struggle for their lives against the unforgiving desert.