The Last Wolf Home is a story of faith, courage, and love that begins on the day in 1970 that Michael Edwards, an Air Force fighter pilot, is shot down during the Vietnam War. Unknown to Mike, Elena Fernandez, the beautiful Cuban refugee who is his lover, is pregnant with his daughter. Elena, caught in the relentless tragedy of all those who love the missing, sacrifices any chance for happiness by remaining faithful to the vague hope that her lover will return someday. Harry Garland is the war hero who comes home embittered by the abandonment of his missing comrades and the desertion of the people of Indochina. After he drifts away from the Air Force, Harry meets Elena and falls in love for the first time in his life. The love affair comes to a painful ending when Elena discovers that Harry has concealed important details he knows concerning Mike's fate. After Elena leaves him, Harry's life goes downhill, and he eventually returns to Laos and becomes involved in the heroin trade. He discovers Mike on his last trip into Laos, and redeems his wasted life by rescuing Mike and returning him to the woman they both love.