Big landscapes, stunning scenery and incredible lakes of crystal blue water set against desert mountains. This is Patterson, the remote town Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is sent to when two young jackaroos go missing from an outback cattle station. Jay thinks it will be a simple three-day job. But it soon becomes clear the teenagers didn’t just wander off and get lost. Local Indigenous boy Marley knows the country, he would have stayed with the vehicle. It appears they’ve been taken by force. But by who? And why? Jay – always a loner – now has to work with smart, tough local cop Emma James (Judy Davis).