This book is a story about a man named Eric. Eric was born and raised on the south side of Little Rock, Arkansas, to an Irish father and an Irish English mother. The story follows Eric on his journey through his chaotic upbringing, his downward spiral into the local drug scene, and his struggles with poverty. He thinks he finds his great solace in the arms of his first love, Erica, only to discover that neither one of them are ready for the never-ending relationship that Eric is seeking.
His only hope to escape the drug life and stagnate poverty of 1970s Little Rock is to join the US Air Force. While the military does help him find opportunity and stability, it cannot help him escape his demons from the past. There is hope. He does find a way through the love of a woman who helps him find God, adventure, and service to the one true King.