Upon his escape from Butter Creek, CC suddenly finds his little party doubled in size with the addition of three strong-minded adults.
Strife and division follow, his leadership is threatened, and an entirely new and startling revelation comes to light. The little group finds itself responsible for several incredibly rare and precious objects that are being actively sought after by America's invaders.
Their home is discovered, their lives endangered, and the group is split over how to respond. They just begun making plans for survival when CC is thrown into a maelstrom where his survival seems impossible, and the divided group is left to fend for themselves. Only little Sarah clings stubbornly to the belief that CC is alive and will somehow return.
A member of the group who was thought to be a friend, is revealed as an enemy. A stranger, whom they considered an enemy, proves to be a friend.
If CC survives, and time permits, this man will be able to tell him much more about himself, but not nearly enough.
In the meantime, the leaderless group is facing the impossible challenge of locating a new home and gathering the supplies they will require to survive a second winter.