BACK STORY: It was an ordinary Friday for the Greene family in Oakville, North Carolina. T.J. and Amanda were at school, Mrs. (Barbara) Greene was out running errands, and Mr. (Eric) Greene was at his government job. That is, until on the way home from school, someone crashed into Amanda's car, knocking both her and T.J. out. When T.J. woke up, Amanda and the vehicle that had hit them were missing. Two weeks later, after no success with trying to find Amanda, T.J. came home from school to the sight of a burnt down house in his neighborhood. HIS house. The police report said that two people were trapped inside and burnt down with the house; Eric Greene and Barbara Greene. Nick, a friend of T.J.'s, has allowed T.J. to stay at his place until he could find somewhere else to go. However, T.J. is starting to get suspicious and paranoid. Everyday at 9:00 a.m., he saw a truck across the street from the house. It would be there from 9:00 - 12:00 in the afternoon and promptly leave, not appearing until the next day at the same time. He has decided to hit the road and start trying to figure stuff out. Carrying nothing but his dad's old .45 revolver and knapsack with food, water, and ammo, he is determined to find whoever did this to his family and to make them pay. That is, if he can stay alive long enough.