After a long absence from his hometown in rural Pennsylvania, and once completing his military service, achieving university degrees, earning a small fortune, and suffering the loss of a wife and children, a man, Frank Sarvey, makes an effort to renew a happiness lost. He remarries and decides to take his wife back to the little river town he left behind. In an attempt to retrace his steps and recapture a happier time, Sarvey goes back and walks into his hometown football stadium, where he played many games. There, he discovers the body of a decapitated man.
At the request of a former teammate and current chief of police, Sarvey becomes involved in the search for the murdered man’s killer. But the search uncovers something unexpected. On the outskirts of this small community, there is another locality—Muhammadville—a conclave of the followers of Islam, and the face of rural America is changing. Sarvey works to preserve and protect a way of life he thought lost, and his efforts take the reader on an open-book, fleshy pictorial of what is taking place in other communities across the United States unbeknownst to most Americans.