At a time before Amber Alerts and America’s Most Wanted, missing children on milk cartons and DNA forensics, on Christmas Day, 1977, the little boy of the premier mutual fund manager in America disappears.
Thus begins Gus Delaney’s long journey to find his son and discover what happened. Was he kidnapped? Is he still alive? Is his ex-wife involved? When the police begin to suspect Gus, he loses everything and descends from the pinnacles of success, where the world adores him, to a private hell on Earth, abandoned and alone.
Meanwhile, Jack Delaney is brought into a bewildering world by strange people who tell him he has been chosen and must forget about his old life. Isolated from the outside world, Jack learns to forget about a father he believes stopped looking for him long ago, until unfamiliar, forbidden feelings and the revelation of a dark secret cause him to question everything he once believed.
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