The story takes place in a place called Clear Falls, a small town run by a conniving, slanderous, lecherous, unscrupulous, money-grubbing, hypocritical Pastor who is guilty of most of the sins he condemns others of practicing. The majority of the townsfolk are devout Christians who cling tight to the dogma of their faith. The Pastor has managed to control and fleece the townsfolk by convincing them to prepare for, and eagerly look forward to, the RAPTURE - the “end times” event in which the righteous shall be taken up to heaven to be saved from the tribulations of the of the approaching Apocalypse.
Just after the town’s annual "Caught Up in the Clouds" celebration at sunset, several people in town mysteriously go missing. Has the Rapture finally come, as many of the townsfolk suspect? If so, then why weren’t the rest of the “righteous” townsfolk raptured as well. As those left behind argue and bicker over that question, they come to realize that a force other than the Rapture might be responsible for their loved ones’ disappearances – a malevolent force bent on their destruction.