Life is good for Cary Anne Warren - until she arranges a vacation for her adoptive parents. Now they are dead and she faces the future alone. In New Orleans, the hunt for birth relatives turns up a mysterious hit-and-run cold case that occurred 25years ago - was it an accident or a killing? Cary appears to be the only one who cares. Clues lead to the halls of government, and with politics involved, the young woman's timing is crucial to unknown and powerful adversaries. A male co-worker inexplicably offers to help in her quest. Cary is surprised at her attraction to this man and at the same time skeptical about his motives. Even with his support, Cary questions her resolve as dark forces threaten to close down her search at every turn. Those who would stop her will use any means available , even murder. But Cary's enemies have not counted on her tenacity. With her unforeseen allies, she could potentially topple the local government and alter a race to the White House. Ultimately, all of her courage and persistence are needed to withstand the oncoming chaos that her investigation has unleashed.