A soldier is taken back to the States after failed foreign policy makes him redundant in his overseas assignment. When he returns, he is discharged from the Army and pushed into situations that have gotten out of control. Unknown to him the government has come apart and the rulers are different nowadays. Government agents roam the streets looking for anyone who may oppose the new totalitarian state. The soldier is nearly caught up in their web. He escapes through what the government admits is an administrative error. He takes action to get out of the area and try to return to his old life in the country. But finds it impossible to do on his own. When he returns to his home area, he finds a resistance movement that fits him like a glove.

The movement lives In abandoned camps and stays as far away from the Gov. Boys, as they are called, as they can. They eventually decide to do something about the state of affairs. They start to take back their country.