Four West Point classmates meet at their 40th-year reunion. All are trying to make the adjustment to retirement. One, who lives in Florida, persuades the others to spend the winter playing golf near his home. They agree and soon learn that retirement isn't necessarily all about relaxation and reminiscing.
Between the plot lines are glimpses of what it was like to be a West Point cadet back when the academy was all male, everyone carried a slide rule to math classes, and hardly anyone had ever touched a computer.
James Booker is a West Point graduate, a former Army officer, and a retired university professor (but not a golfer.) He and his wife, Paulette, live in rural southern Minnesota. This is his sixth novel.