Cain is a scarred but proud man haunted by a terrible skill: the ability to track people who don't want to be found. Rosetta is a runaway slave fueled by the passion and determination only a mother can feel. And she will risk everything for the promise of freedom.
"More personal than historical"
It is 1806 - not a good time to be Catholic in Boston. When a man is brutally killed on the Boston Post Road, two unsuspecting Irishmen are charged with the crime. For five months they rot in prison, denied a lawyer until just two days before the hearing. It is a mockery of justice - a one-day trial that results in a unanimous verdict: The Irishmen will be hanged, dissected, and dismembered.
Dieter Kallick fought for Rommel in North Africa, doing his duty to the Fatherland right up until he was captured by American GIs. He had been told stories of the savagery of the Americans, but when he arrived at the work camp in Maine, he was surprised to find the countryside beautiful and the people kind. In the summer of 1944, he worked in a logging camp, befriending a quiet young girl named Libby Pelletier. She is the only one to mourn Dieter when he dies. Fifty years later, Libby's memories of the logging camp are stirred when Dieter's brother Wolfgang appears seeking information about Dieter's death.