Justin Hamilton struggles with divorce and how it has affected his two teenaged girls, Olivia and Nicole. After deciding to do something big with his life, he falls in love with a Japanese lady, Sachiko, who cannot accept his children. His feelings get confused and distorted. He begins a long journey of soul searching until Olivia’s well-hidden drug addiction and involvement with ruthless criminals are discovered. This culminates in Japan with a desperate rescue attempt of a friend’s father and daughter, kidnapped by the same gang. The compelling modern day themes of drugs in our schools, marriage, divorce and second chances are explored through the intense relationships that poignantly unfold in the presence of life-threatening danger.
Douglas P. Welbanks is the father of three children and the author of Finances after Separation, Julius Seizure, From Lost to Found – The May Gutteridge Story, The Jennie Whitfield Story and Almost Empty. His 35 year career includes family mediation, social work, counselling and public
administration. Born in Belleville, Ontario, he currently resides in Richmond, British Columbia.