Can Jed provide what they need to survive while teaching Elizabeth to live in the wild? Can Elizabeth learn to cook wild game on a wood stove or over an open fire and survive without electricity? Can she bear up under terrible homesickness? Can a lonesome guy and a homesick girl live together and still maintain their values?
What about all of the wild animals? How will they deal with bears and coyotes? And what is that black creature skulking about in the tree line?
Back at home, can James and Mary Romson’s marriage survive the pressures put on it by Jed’s disappearance? What will James and his company, Romson Industries do without a plane or pilot when the insurance company refuses to pay up? Can widowed Charles Sitton withstand the loss of his only daughter? How do lonely nurse Sue Jenson and her fourteen-year-old son, Jimmy, help fill the void in Charles’s life?
What will Detective Sarah Summers do to find the two teens who disappeared into thin air without leaving a clue? Will she find the answers she seeks in Minnesota when she helps apprehend a drug smuggler? How does meeting Dan Hixon, crop duster, and ex-Army helicopter pilot and bush pilot, solve her dilemma?