A novel set in World War II about family, love and trust in the face of world wide catastrophe. The story begins in 1941 when Billy Pendleton hitch-hiked to California to seek his fortune. Little did he know what awaited. After encouragement from his new found friend and landlord he is soon building an automobile to set speed records and rubbing elbows with some of the legends of motor racing history. Into this heady world walked the woman that would change his life forever. As the car is built romance blooms and the world slips into a war that will touch every person on the planet.