Drew, a former Marine sniper, his partner, and an unemployed slacker become entangled in a human- trafficking ring. After a devastating financial setback, Drew reluctantly agrees to transport human cargo. Hired on to transport “special cargo,” their only instructions are not to inspect the load. The discovery they make places them in the crosshairs of a sadistic cartel leader. In the desert, they join forces with an-on-the run narcotics detective and former cartel sicario. What follows is a dangerous cat-and- mouse game to save the cargo and themselves through the back-country desert of Southern California. The desert holds a path for a new life or death for all those attempting the dangerous crossing.