In the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Marine Recon soldier Tom Wilson is at war with the enemy his country expects him to fight. He stays on his mission by tapping into his deep personal anger, his war against the enemy and himself. However, while working in the motor pool between missions Wilson is called to the camp commander's office where he is advised his mother has died. Tom resists the order to return home to attend the funeral of his mother who had been thing more than a shadowy presence in his life. The camp commander gives him a direct order to go home, to which he must comply. Arriving back in the house that birthed the anger he refers to as the beast within, Wilson once again renews the ongoing feud with his father. The fury still burns deep within him. Now Tom Wilson must find a way to deal with the burning rage within him while living in a world of n-combatants. In a fit of rage he almost kills one of the attendees at his mother's memorial, but is stopped by the one person possessing the power to silence the beast within him, his brother's woman.