Standing in a burnt-out part of the sprawling city under skies threatening the worst snowstorm seen in years, Allison Mayweather faces the toughest decision of her sheltered life. She could stay with her captors, men who had taken her and her daughter by force from their home, or go with a stranger beckoning her from the alleyway between two buildings, promising her safety. Could this man really help, or was he just another predator?
Like he did most days, he was just drifting through the city, killing time, being a silent witness. Day by day, his compassion, stolen from him not long ago, was slowly being rekindled. When he beckoned to the woman and girl, he wasn’t thinking; he just acted. Could he lead them to safety? Was he even ready to care?