The last person James wants to meet again is Lily. But now she's dying of cancer, and he is wholly unprepared for what she has to tell him. Twentyfour years ago, she gave birth to a daughter, and James is the girl's father. James was just a teenager when he and Lily, stepmother of his best friend Carlo, had their brief affair. But Lily has one more secret to reveal. Their daughter is now a wanted woman. She's on the run for murder. Soon James is compelled to reach back into the past and discover the other bitter fruits of his and Lily's unfortunate union.