On September 11, 2001, the small town of Dothan, Alabama was turned upside down by the terrorist attack on The World Trade Center that they witnessed in the media. There a city council election taking place that mirrors our contemporary presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry that splits the town apart.
A retired wrestling promoter and a soap opera writer rekindle a decades old romance after she returns from New York after September 11th, their relationship takes an interesting turn when he is imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, and discovers that he has a long lost nephew on the poor side of town.
A former college professor has a son who has gone missing in action while fighting in Iraq, and begins protesting what he feels is a senseless war on high school and college campuses. He even writes a book on Middle Eastern religion in an attempt to understand why people in the Middle East despise Western culture so much. He does anything he can to keep his son’s memory alive with great success.
However, something is still not just right, and as the city council election approaches, there is a corporate takeover of the local mass media. And through a strange twist of fate, the small town of Dothan, Alabama changes forever. There had been an uneasy feeling settling in the small Southeast Alabama town since the events of September 11, 2001, but it was nothing compared to what was about to happen.