Family tragedy makes the ardent skeptic and realist Peter go to the very heart of the Judean Desert in search of the mystical old man Amun, who is rumored to have the gift of a healer. The glowing sands become the element that will test Peter's principles for strength, subjecting him to biblical temptations. Here you can hold out without water, but without faith it is impossible to survive. Mirages mix with scraps of the past, thoughts - with feelings. And the protagonist through self-sacrifice learns to live anew.