About this book
By Gail Sidonie Šobat | Published by Magpie Books
When trouble and the law collide
Jan is a badass kid in trouble with the law. Al is a feisty old codger with a secret past. Paired together when Jan must serve community service hours at a seniors’ residence after pleading guilty to a marijuana possession offense, the two initially resent and rebuff each other. But gradually the curmudgeon becomes trusted mentor and father-figure to the young delinquent. Through Al’s mentoring and the boy's re-framing of a series of bad dreams, Jan learns that compassion and decency are part of being a good man.
Making a choice to leave behind his delinquent lifestyle, Jan falls in love with young Jodi, with books, with ideas and writing because of Al's influence. When the old man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jan determines to be bodyguard to Al. With this choice, one life ends but another begins.