Record rains are falling, the aging Governor Rossellini Dam is cracking, and the Kent River Valley is about to flood. Washington State Trouper Jack Last’s family is smack in disaster'spath. Jack feels duty-bound [or whatever is motivating him to go in after them] to take them to higher ground, but
a man who left him for dead thirty years ago, stand in his way -- his stepfather.one man stands in his way--his stepfather Paul.
Then move on to the second paragraph:
Nearly thirty years ago Paul ran Jack down with his car as payback for Jack trying to help his mom and siblings flee Paul's abuse. Since then Paul has become a "PROPHET." [I WOULD LEAVE OUT THE "BORN AGAIN" LANGUAGE BECAUSE, GIVEN THE FACT THE GUY IS CLEARLY NOT BEHAVING IN A CHRISTAN MANNER, YOU MAY TURN OFF ANY NUMBER OF FOLKS WHO ARE BORN AGAIN BUT NOT CRAZY OR CULTISH] NOW HE'S brainwashed Jack’s family into believing the End Time has arrived and that fleeing the flood zone will bring God’s wrath upon their heads.
Today Jack has another chanceTo MAKE GOOD ON HIS SECOND CHANCE TO save the people he cares most about[,] . To succeedJack will need to break the mesmerizing hold Paul has on THE family.
Also, I've never heard "smack" used that way. "smack-dab in the middle" yes, but never just "smack" but maybe I'm missing the finer things in life.