Gale Murray, a remarkable 16 y/o boy who hid his tangled feelings behind a protective wall of silence....Cat Holzman, an attractive woman who was coolly dumped by her walkthy doctor husband for a young lover....Michael Atwood, a lawyer who is grieving over the loss of his own children to their stepfather.
These three vulnerable people, thrown together by past hurts, find the courage to reach out and help one another as they join forces in a custody battle against Gale's brutal, vengeful father, a battle they have a million to one change of winning...
Fron the back cover: The story of a divorced woman, a divorced man, and an extraordinary adolenscent boy who needs a second chance at life even more desperately than they do.
From the inside dust jacket cover: "Michael Atwood is a lawyer, restless, divorced, the absentee father of two children. He is drawn to Cat Holzman, whose own divorce he handled, but is wary of her sheltering of Gale Murray, a deeply troubled teenager who appeared at Cat's door one blizzardy evening, his hand savagely burned under circumstances that are only gradually revealed.
When Gale is declared an Incorrigible by his father and taken into detention by the authorities, Cat asks Michael for help. Michael agrees, but is soon discouraged by Gale's hostility and apathy. As for the boy himself, he can see no way out of the web woven by his parents, the law, and his own despair and fatalism."