The Civil War is over and thirteen-year-old Marty now begins the most dangerous expedition of his life. He and best friend Slim travel south to find the gravesite of their truest hero Tip. It might just fix what is broken inside Tip's daughter Lily, who's driving them crazy. But before the sun sets on their first day out, Lily and stow-away siblings show up and complicate the adventure. Circumstances whisk them further south than is safe, especially with Slim and Lily's ebony skin. It will take the whole gang of them-The Everything Gang-to pull off the riskiest get-away in the greatest rush of the grandest escape to get them all home alive.