Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's been the same since the boys shipped off to war. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is precocious itching for adventure. Then Allie Bert Tucker wanders into town, an outcast with a puzzling past, and Lucy figures the two of them can solve any curious crime they find - just like Nancy Drew. Their chance comes when a man goes missing, a woman stops speaking, and an eccentric gives the girls a mystery to solve that takes them beyond the ordinary. Their quiet town becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp. More men go missing. Together, the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is.