Infidelity, rape, and a devastating earthquake. Three cataclysmic events that shattered the bedrock of Genny Sander's life, are eclipsed by the resulting deception, omissions, and half-truths that, years later, shake the foundation of her daughter Abby's being. While still grieving the death of her mother, Abby travels across the continent to claim the remains of the father she never knew, recently discovered in the wreckage of a bush plane on a remote Alaskan mountainside. There she falls in love with the darkly-handsome Tom Callahan, the son of a man who had been her father's friend. However, when a circumstance surrounding an item found in a safe deposit box reveals an incontrovertible truth, it changes everything. A two-generational story, with its roots in Michigan, its action in Alaska.