After a war and a plague, eight pilots escape from a Russian prison camp. They need to try to return to what remains of the United States. While most of the world is trying to rebuild from the rubble, they have been warned of a plan by some still fighting the last war to finish what the war had started.
They must make their way across a ruined land largely controlled by groups of shifting alliances to thwart the plot, and the head of the team carrying out Operation A is the former commandant of the prison camp. He's made it personal.