Tom Judah is ordinary Marine. After three tours of duty in the killing zones of Iraq, he has been let go by the Marine Corps. On a bus ride across the US, he discovers things about himself and his psyche that soldier should ever kw. Traveling across country, he saves a young woman Events beyond his control erupt into a series of flashbacks to his time in Iraq, and that killing instinct which made him so highly effective in the field has made him a threat on native sail. During his journey, Tom discovers and that sometimes a shattered veteran can never return home.