Filled with both tense action and heartbreaking tenderness, “In His Stead” captures the essence of family life in wartime—the good, the bad, and the hopeful—and explores what it means to be a father and a man.
Follow Retired Army Ranger Thomas Lane’s tumultuous battle as he navigates the United States Army, its JAG corps, a vengeful officer, his reckless son, and his own wife, who has the Solomon like choice of sending either a husband or a son to fight in Afghanistan.
Lane once burned for the taste of gunpowder and the thrill of the battle. But as he struggles to cope with his own PTSD and the death of his eldest son who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan, Lane has to face the fact that the National Guard is calling his youngest son to now serve.
Lane knows he will do anything to save his child—even if it means going in his place, a pursuit unheard of since the Civil War when the rich, like JP Morgan, sent poor immigrants to fight in their place.