A 14-year old boy and a WWII veteran strike up an odd friendship that changes both of their lives forever. "The lesser of two evils is still evil, is it not? The question is how much evil one is willing to do, and to what end? Perhaps even more, the question is how much evil one can live with, having done it." -- character Gunnar Thorson. The veteran finds some release in his recounting of a tragic decision he had to make during an operation, leading the boy to ponder what burdens his father, a radio man who put in his 50 missions on a bomber over Europe, might be carrying.