Dumped into a platoon of UN peacekeeping soldiers embroiled in a hot conflict, American Lieutenant Robert J. Dixon, or "Dix" as he is known, struggles to understand the morality and motives of those around him. His own conflicts intensify when he finds himself attracted to Rebecca Lee, a lawless soul who is not only a committed soldier, but also his superior officer.
Under the command of Gregory Braun, an aging colonel who sees the mission as an opportunity to enhance his career prospects, the platoon attempts to create a buffer zone against a group of settlers who have crossed over a mountain range, determined to invade a small village occupied by their ethnic rivals.
As Dix and Lee struggle to keep their emotions in check; everything seems lost; then a mysterious refugee girl appears. Have the real problems only begun?