Ten year old Kazu is living an idyllic life in South America, a life shadowed by the evil Will Power, who is about to kidnap the boy. When Kazu and his parents start a trip to the United States, Will Power makes his grasp. He misses and Kazu, now alone in North America, starts out on a perilous journey to get to his parents. Not knowing who to trust, but clever and resourceful, Kazu crosses the country, catching a ride with a couple that at first seem helpful, but have dark designs. The story climaxes when the forces of evil confront the boy and his family at a wheat farm in Kansas. Lies and deceit, violence and revenge mark the actions in this engaging, sometimes even humorous tale of cruelty and good, madness and redemption.