Undercover cop Paul Santo chased drug dealers and junkies through the worst parts of New York City during the worst of times. He did his job well and was decorated for it. But times have changed and so has Santo. After decades on the job he was fed up with the pressures from bosses and the street.
He snapped one boozy night, retired the next day, and after a family tragedy, drove cross country with his estranged daughter to begin a new life in the mysterious California high desert. Just as the Joshua trees reach up to the heavens, Paul's journey transcends earthly ambitions when strange sightings could mean a path to enlightenment, or madness.