Captain Gabby Davis and her platoon of all-American enlisted soldiers are
getting along just fine in the desert. They rarely encounter any living
thing outside of their platoon, let alone any hostility. Which is starting
to wear on the adrenaline junkies in the group, including Gabby herself, a
mid-ranking female Army officer who aspires to be a great combat leader.
But Gabby has enough trouble and hostility in her life, having to struggle
everyday to prove herself a worthy leader in the eyes of the male officers
above her who call all the shots from their air-conditioned offices, while
she simultaneously tries to relate to the guys in her platoon as just
another soldier in the field. Making matters worse, Gabby has fallen madly
in love with the company’s medic. Who happens to be the only other woman
in the platoon. Can she hide it from the other guys? Can she still do her
job? Will she ever convince Colonel Heys to let her platoon see some
action? Gabby stands in the middle of this swirling storm of controversy
and contemporary issues, when all she wants to do is excel in her job and
win the girl of her dreams. Just like any good American hero. In the
meantime, Gabby and the majority of the guys in the platoon are content to
play sand football, hang out, joke, gossip and guard a road in the middle
of nowhere that no one ever uses. Until the day someone does come down
that road. And everything changes.
In war, no ever gets what they want and nothing is what it seems.