The story follows draftee Zachary Zane as his heart and mind shifts within the surreal landscape of the Vietnam War. We meet Zachary after the war in the grey world of resentful America, on the verge of ending his own life (Soldier’s Poem). The ghosts of his past bring him to the beginning, where a younger, more naïve Zachary supports his girlfriend, Angelica, at a protest (Exo-Politics). He receives his draft letter, and is airlifted into the high-octane landscape of war. Vietnam is an alien world vibrating with danger and virility in which he is forced to accept a new code of morality. (Psycho).
After he makes his first kill, he's forced to reconcile the addictive validation against his resilience to becoming a killer (Time is Running Out). He’s promoted to sniper and paired with spotter Abe Jeramiah Green, a black poet and closeted homosexual. The men make a killer team, and are sent on a dangerous mission that veers deep into the mysterious landscape of Laos (Exo-Genesis Symphony, Part 2). While camping in an abandoned temple, the men experiment with hallucinogenic drugs and, aching for touch, they physically express their love for each other (Endlessly).