Jesse is a troubled teen who has a drug problem. His adoptive father Teddy often questions himself. He feels that Jesse's adoptive mother, Molly, was a better parent. A tragic accident took Molly's life. Not long after this event Jesse started getting into more trouble. Teddy, not sure how to handle all of this, sends Jesse to a Wilderness retreat in the hopes that he will sober up. Jesse escapes from the treatment center and Teddy begins a desperate search to find his son. When Teddy finally tracks Jesse down, they go on a wild, crazy, dangerous adventure and begin to understand each other and themselves.
Anyone who has ever experienced unconditional love for someone less than perfect should read this book. I truly hope Gary plans on writing many more novels. I've added him to the "author's who I have to have all of their books" list.