In one minute, delivering a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial for a disturbing murder of a child, Matthew Rice’s life begins to unravel. The very structures his life is built upon collapse. He finds refuge, if not security when he embarks on a journey to learn more about the mother he never knew. His travels take him to Sydney, Boston, and Dublin. Still unsure of his place in a world that has changed in ways he doesn’t completely understand, he goes into survivalist mode on Quarry Island in Georgian Bay, where he believes he can sit out whatever cataclysmic event awaits the world with a case of twelve-year-old scotch. Will he be able to find what he’s looking for on the island or will he be coaxed into returning to the world?