Thirteen year old David Huffnor has no premonition whatsoever of how drastically his moral and spiritual upbringing will shape his future. His story begins during a chat with his parents.
He first becomes a minister, then a U. S. Army chaplain. During his military career, life-changing experiences await him. While in Germany, and later at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, his interactions with three women have lasting consequences on his life. The first relationship puts his career in jeopardy; the second becomes the love of his life, and the third puts the lives of many people at risk. While stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, he is adopted by a group of Green Beret soldiers. Along with his six Green Beret comrades, Huffnor becomes involved in a dangerous rescue attempt involving a group of Boston crime figures. Entangled in developing circumstances, he finds his life, and several others, in jeopardy.