It’s May, 1997 in a suburb of New Orleans. Three young friends have just gotten their weekly allowance, and they’re looking for ways to spend it. Danny’s father has just put the finishing touches on a new tree-clubhouse: summer is beginning, and it looks bright as can be.
That is, until Danny’s younger brother runs away from home. Danny, Felix, and Alpha race out into the wilderness to find him, and are plunged into an adventure they will never forget.
- Nate – Felix Hamilton. Top-tier playground bully that picks on kids more fortunate than him. He’s tall for his age, the “kick-ball player that all the girls like” type of kid.
- Matt – Alpha Torres. She’s a very friendly and open girl. She’s also on the soccer team. Her parents are gone now, so she lives with her grandma. She’s always wanted a pet, but she doesn’t really have a lot of money and her grandma can’t afford the potential expenses of a dog or cat. Eventually, Alpha saved a bit and convinced her to let her get a tropical fish. This made Alpha the happiest girl.
- Sam – Danny Wolfe. A not amazingly bright kid, Danny Wolfe is just all about the army. He loves war movies and toy guns. He and Commando Joe will romp through the woods with toy guns, shooting “bad guys” and “terrorists” with equal abandon. He’s seen all of the Rambos. All of them.