Emmett Renaldi is a brilliant scientist that saves two hundred people from certain death when America is attacked. Too bad his daughter is such a mess. Fifteen-year-old Corrie Renaldi is a klutz and a bigmouth with a bad temper. She has killed a soldier from the country that destroyed America, and w she has to run away so her dad doesn't get the fallout. Her best friend Orrin comes along for the ride, and they end up with a ten-year-old blackmailing little kw-it-all following them. They head out to the destroyed countryside and find pieces of the puzzle that broke the nation. A plane crashed with two anymous dead bodies in it. Air Force One flying around when planes should be flying. An empty house full of top-secret files one can read. Corrie, Orrin, and Sadie start trying to put the pieces together, and end up in the White House looking for a dead president. They find out that they are in way over their heads, and suddenly in a fight for their lives.