Gabriel Carpenter is a man that has never wanted to be a part of the world. He is not one of us. He is separate. He is alone. And that self-imposed exile has left him bitter. He hates the world. He hates his life. Hate is all he has.
As she struggles to deal with the loss of the only family she has ever known, twenty-year-old Lina’s strange visions catapult her into the midst of a war on the other end of the universe. Torn between two men—the unnamed midnight-eyed man, who exists solely in her visions and Archos, her ever-present neighbor who makes her intuition scream danger…
When he is told he is terminal, Gabriel surrenders to fate and goes home waiting to die. But life will not abandon him.
A special child, Ray, invades his dark life. Their friendship is fraught with angst, irritation, and doubt which begins to blossom into trust, idealism, and a new inner perspective. When the boy perishes, Gabriel suffers a great loss and is forced to rethink all the years of his own wasted life.
When Gabriel's death comes, he is granted two options: either to pass on into peaceful oblivion or seize a second chance to change what was. Choosing to go back, he discovers the life he should have lived. It is a spiritual journey that takes him from truest love to confronting the source of his soul's darkness.