John Jefferson returns from his third tour in Afghanistan only to find himself delayed in Washington to brief arrogant politicians. To meet the deadline for paperwork and briefings demanded by the bureaucrats he overloads his assigned secretary, Ruby Marsh. She’s far from pleased. However, she surprisingly finishes the extensive load of documents. After the D.C. delay he returns home with an unexpected travel partner for a visit to his parents. Ruby’s vacation to her hometown coincides with John’s. Surprised, John discovers Ruby is the same neighbor’s kid he used to tease prior to his entry into the military fifteen years earlier. Upon arrival into the small Oklahoma community, boys and girls mysteriously disappear. Together, John and Ruby, stumble upon foreign and domestic enemies at the crossroads through Oklahoma.