Isle of Hope is where Riley, Jimmy, and Billy Jack are growing up, but its name is a cruel joke in irony?as hope eludes them at every turn. Riley Janes and Billy Jack used to be friends, and almost more. But that was before his mother died, and he became a monster. Riley doesn't realize that Billy Jack lives with a demon of his own and can't help the anger that rears its ugly head at the expense of Riley, and her friend Jimmy. When Billy Jack finds Riley's secret hideout, her own place to hide from life's unexpected pains, he also finds his ticket out of Isle of Hope, GA. Billy Jack steals Riley's work and wins a ticket to the Governor School of Arts?just the break he needs from his step-father Ron, for the summer. But as things turn violent for him at home, he passes that on to Riley at what may be their final confrontation. Who will save them from themselves as they collide alone, in the woods? No more parents. No more teachers. No more chances.