It is the summer of 1972 when eleven-year-old Annie blackens her eyelids and cheeks with grease-paint camouflage for her first mission. The flag is under heavy guard, but Annie would do anything for the game, and her scouting partner, Justin - more self-assured at fourteen than Annie believes she will ever be - has to admit that Annie is tough, even for a city kid. They plan a retreat into the world of their childhood, back to the playing fields of Capture the Flag. 'You're coming, aren't you?' Justin challenges, and Annie is caught up in the game all over again.