Duncan, Mary, and her sister are pursued by the zealot John Kimball, who believes God has directed him to take the sisters as his wives. Eventually, they find refuge in New Lovelock, Nevada. With the hope that Kimball has given up his chase, the sisters settle in and make a fresh start.
2010: The truck's occupants, newlyweds Paul and Vanessa Duncan are at full alert; they're on the lookout for other vehicles. "There's a car coming," said Vanessa, the dread in her voice palpable. "I see it, Sweetie." Paul downshifted; he glanced at the dashboard to confirm the truck was still in four-wheel-high-gear. Like a wolf prowling its territory, a black limo filled with men whose stares conveyed evil crept from the darkness into the dim light of the street crossing. As the vehicle passed, the driver's side window lowered, and the newlyweds saw the malevolence in the driver's dark piercing eyes.