Having completed the last transfer of his Air Force career, Frank Stevens arrives at his new post in time for the arrival of his and Norma’s fourth child. The hospital at Holloman Air Force Base serves as scenery for this occasion—the very place of Frank’s current duty assignment.
Coming up on twenty years of combined service, Navy and Air Force, shortly after this point, Frank is thinking about his next step. Perhaps twenty years of adventure and travel—once his younger heart’s yearning—have been enough for him. Or perhaps it’s the desert heat and isolation that prompt him to look elsewhere for life’s fulfillment.
Whatever the inspiration, it won’t be long until Frank will be seeking a new direction.