The familiar rituals of civilian family life are torn apart when Marine Sergeant Casey Johnson, a loving, protective and responsible, single mom, is deployed to Iraq to provide security for military convoys. Nine months later, Casey returns home from the war to find herself locked in a loop of vivid, sinister flashbacks and pursued by shadows and secrets. Her private nightmare is by turns interrupted, provoked, intensified, and exposed by the attempts of those around her to penetrate Casey’s protective shield. Will Casey find the courage and strength to stand up to her aggressors and tell the whole story?
Set in 2006-2007, Tammy Ryan’s SOLDIER’S HEART documents the heroic journey of a female marine who must stifle her maternal instincts in order to serve her country. Though the circumstances of this story appear unique, the events depicted echo the private battles being fought in the homes of countless returning warriors. SOLDIER’S HEART illuminates the destructive power of aggression to destabilize the healing properties of human connection.