Vivian has sent Sarah to Kelowna, British Columbia, to antagonize a member of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When she arrives, Barry Ashford, the RCMP officer Sarah is supposed to irritate, has just saved a woman from a suicide attempt. To the media and the public, Barry Ashford is a hero. To Sarah, he is breaking the law and getting away with it because he’s a member of the street gang in blue.
Since Vivian hasn’t revealed exactly what Barry is up to, Sarah doesn’t have much to go on. The message was simple: Antagonize RCMP Officer Barry Ashford until he confesses his crimes to her.
Sarah’s efforts to goad him don’t work. Eventually, the entire Kelowna RCMP detachment is looking for Sarah on harassment charges.
She can’t afford to be arrested and she can’t afford to fail Vivian.
With her options running out, she abducts Barry, ties him up in the basement of her rented home, and interrogates him.
Vivian leaves Sarah another message that Barry is only the barnacle on the Mother Ship. She needs to look deeper for a darker truth, one much larger than Barry.
When Sarah comes face to face with that truth, she discovers an evil too large to handle on her own. One that will kill her unless Vivian intervenes.