Cpl. Rudy Spruance gets stranded at an Army base in Greenland, where everyone believes him to be someone else. He tries to get to the bottom of the bureaucratic mishap that landed him there, but his efforts are fruitless. Resigned to his stay in the frozen north, he explores the island and enjoys the company of Sgt. Irene Teal . One day, he happens across a hidden patient called Guy X, who is just one of many government secrets in the Arctic.