Max Clever is a gritty, yet stylish teen, living in rural Nebraska who possesses special skills and a mysterious connection to the CIA. Oddly, his only human interaction had been with his father and his nanny, Vicky.
Following the untimely death of his father, Max and Vicky move from his ranch to the tiny town where he starts school and meets Chris. Adversity leads them to cement a solid friendship. But shortly after meeting Chris, Vicky puts a twist in things and leaves Max to live alone.
That abandonment flings wide a doorway to wild adventures for Max and his new friends: a story best told by Chris. Can their friendship endure Max's furtive and dangerous search for truth?