Today. Contemporary Africa.
Johnny, 15, is a child soldier, angry, armed to the hilt and possessed by the ferocity of the mad dog he dreams of becoming. With his small unit of commandos – No Good Advice, Small Devil, Young Major – he robs, pillages, and slays everything in his path.
Laokolé, 16, is a student in the capital city, caring for her disabled father and little brother, Fofo, and working to flee her war ravaged country.
As Johnny advances on the capital, Laokolé must flee to save her life.