Two decades after the disasters of 2012, twenty year-old Arby Sterling, just released from a brutal stint in the Federal Army, is desperate to restore some semblance of normalcy to his fractured life. Heartened by the thought of reuniting with his sibling and enticed by the offer of a hard-to-find vehicle, he agrees to accompany younger his sister, Ivy, home to Virginia once she completes her obligatory Citizen Service at an outpost in drought-stricken Arizona. But his plans are disrupted by a conniving cousin, who dupes Arby into serving as prisoner escort on the train trip west, and soon the deadly consequences of this deception are realized. Arriving in Phoenix, Arby takes possession of his truck and after an en route interlude at a desert community of female zealots, he finally rendezvous with Ivy and her feral cargo of rescued equines. Played out to the backdrop of decimated, under-populated America of the 2030’s, their journey becomes an odyssey of life-threatening adventure; exposing them to the best and worst of man and nature as they make their way eastward through parts of the old U.S. and across territories of the fledgling Commonwealth of American States.