Ever since she could walk, Juno's vivid imagination had gotten her into trouble. But nothing could have prepared her for what happened that day in 1978 when 7-year-old Juno snuck off while visiting Hobb's End Air Base with her widowed father Peter. Stumbling upon the closely guarded secret about the truth behind the alleged Roswell UFO crash of 1947, Juno's life fell apart. Growing from a happy, carefree child into an angry teenager, Juno's resentment for her emotinally unavailable father grew until finally, at 18 years old, she left her hometown of Hobb's End, New Mexico, hoping to leave all the pain behind.
When in 1996, now 25-year-old Juno received news of the unexpected death of her father, she had to return and face the dark secret that had torn her life apart 18 years ago. A secret that would not only change Juno's life forever, but that also held the key to her realizing that the family she had been looking for had always been there.
Former babysitter and surrogate older sister to Juno, Mary had always been there for the little weirdo. Juno's father more than gladly allowed Mary to practically raise Juno after the death of her mother. When Juno's experience at Hobb's End Air Base in 1978 left the little girl traumatized, Mary kept trying her best to help Juno's stepmother Kate give her a normal life in the small town of Hobb's End, New Mexico. Juno had always been a handful, and with her trauma, the anger issues, the ensuing depression and anxiety following the incident at Hobb's End Air Base, Mary struggled, but when Juno decided to leave town after finishing high school, she wasn't prepared to let her little sister go.
In the following seven years of Juno's absence, Mary's life went on, and when Juno finally returned, she was surprised to find Mary married and a mother to three little children. It didn't take long for the two women to realize that circumstances might change, but nothing could sever the bond between two sisters.
Kate had been a young lieutenant at Hobb's End Air Base when she met her future husband Peter and his little daughter Juno. When Juno stumbled upon the big secret the US Air Force had been keeping since the alleged Roswell UFO crash of 1947, Kate had to helplessly watch her beloved stepdaughter grow more angry and distant. She tried hard to give Juno a normal life, but Juno's growing resentment for her father as well as Kate's own horror at what Peter had put Juno through began tearing the small family apart.
When after Peter's unexpected death in 1996 Juno finally returned home, would mother and daughter be able to mend the rift between them?
Lieutenant Colonel Patterson had been responsible for security at Hobb's End Air Base when a 7-year-old girl managed to sneak off and discover the secret behind the alleged Roswell UFO crash of 1947. In order to prevent little Juno from ever speaking about what she had witnessed, he pressured her father Peter into making his daughter forget about what happened. Afraid of what the US Air Force might do if he didn't comply, Peter convinced Juno that she had just imagined and made up things, leaving the little girl confused and traumatized.
When after Peter's death in 1996 an adult Juno returned to Hobb's End and all the memories of what had really happened to her back in 1978 came back to her, now Brigadier General Patterson had to make a choice. How far would he go to keep the secret buried?
9 months after the Summer of Love, a little girl was born in San Francisco. Her hippie parents, a 20-year-old German aspiring to become a school teacher and an 18-year-old woman from the Mescalero Apache tribe, quickly realized that a drug-fueled summer fling did not make for a solid foundation of marriage. They tried for Julie's sake, but they agreed that it was better to split up than ending up resenting each other. To Nils Hansen's shock and surprise, Julie's mother insisted he take her back to Germany with him, as she believed this would give her a chance at a better life. At only 18 years old and struggling, she knew she wouldn't be able to care for Julie as well as the little girl deserved. So Julie grew up in a small village in Northern Germany. Her father gave her the best life and education possible, but Julie always felt torn between two worlds, never fully feeling at home in Germany. As much as she loved her father, at 18 years old, she decided to leave for America to find her roots.
Arriving on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico, she spent some time with her extended family, and while she and her mother found mutual friendship, they both had to realize that they were more like cousins than mother and daughter. Having felt lost for so much of her life, Julie had a strong desire for order, and this led her to study criminology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. On the way back to the reservation during summer break, Julie took a stop for lunch at a diner in a small town in the middle of the New Mexico desert. There she struck up an instant friendship with the young waitress named Mary. Telling Mary about her desire to find some order in her life, Mary felt reminded of her father's own life story. So she shrugged and told Julie that after finishing her degree, she should come work for her father, who was chief of police of the small town of Hobb's End.
The two women stayed in contact and Julie now made it a habit to stop at Hobb's End on her way to and from university. So just like Mary suggested, after finishing her degree, she walked right into Chief Wray's office and applied for a job as deputy. A few years later, now Chief Wray's most trusted deputy, Julie met Juno, who had just returned after seven years away from Hobb's End. While Julie's desire for order and Juno's blatant disregard for rules and even the law itself put the two at odds all the time, they couldn't deny that there might be some truth to the old saying that opposites attract.