Things change in an instant. One minute a family is whole, the next it is completely and irrevocably altered by tragedy. At the age of sixty-two, the author and his family come to grips with the loss of a father and its profound effect on the lives of his family though a set of remarkable circumstances. In a memoir of resilience and grief, Smith chronicles the remarkable discovery of the truth about his father's life and death. At the age of sixty-two, a lifetime's questioning of self, and family stories, is brought to conclusion through a remarkable series of events made possible by the internet and a certain serendipity. Smith has taken the story of his father's untimely death, and woven it into a story of personal and familial struggles to survive in a difficult and often threatening world. Resilience, strength, and serendipity come together as key elements in a touching story of one man's search for his father, his family and himself.