A mammoth tornado hurls across the plains on a collision course with four people who have already planned their own personal rendezvous with death that day.
An old man intends to free his wife from Alzheimer's. His granddaughter seeks an abortion, her minister father plans to "kill" his ministry and a death row inmate faces execution Â”a prisoner determined to carry to her grave an incredible secret about the little sister she confessed to beheading.
All the people who'd penciled in "death" on their calendars do confront eternity on that day in May. But none leaves with the result they expected.