Zachary and Danielle's teenaged lives are turned upside down when the terrorists attack on September 11, 2001—a.k.a., the day they will never forget. With their parents now gone from the horrible attack, they enter the DHS child fostering system, and former general in the Vietnam War, Robert 'the General' Thellar and his wife, Ghina, take custody of them. Life with the General starts out okay, but gradually gets worse. The General begins to makes their lives miserable. Extremely miserable. How will Zach and Danielle react to Meeting the General? Will they take the mistreatment quietly? Or will the speak out against a powerful man?