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A father's desperate search for a missing daughter amidst the deadly influenza outbreak of 1918.
In the waning days of World War I, a mysterious disease sweeps the nation. Soldiers still in boot camp are dying from the flu. While volunteering his medical services at an Army cantonment, Dr. Burton Reinhardt learns of his wife's arrest. He returns home without military approval and discovers his teenage daughter missing. A government agent then presents an arrest warrant: Burton is absent without leave. Fearful that the entire world is crumbling from war, disease, and madness, Burton escapes. Thus begins a relentless odyssey to recover his lost family amidst a deadly plague. Intriguing, fast-paced, and moving, Rule of Existence is a tale of a harrowing epidemic and the lengths some men will go to save their families.