What makes a family? Think your family has secrets? In this novel, which spans 24 hours see how choices made in seconds can affect others for a lifetime. Former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle has 3 sons; Sullivan, 33, and African American Tip, 21, and Teddy, 20, brothers adopted 20 years earlier. On a snowy night Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming SUV by a woman who is hit and severely injured. She is the boys' birth mother and, along with her 11-year-old daughter Kenya has been watching the boys for years. Become part of their lives as the story progresses and issues of race, religion and duty are explored.