A western Canadian city struggling beneath winter's paralyzing grip, where people are forced to seek protection inside their homes and privacy inside themselves, provides a virulent setting for the clash of two willful brothers.
Roger Bollinger, poisoned against society by child abuse, his hatred fueled by years of jealousy, contrives a plan to implicate his successful brother in murder.
Daniel McCallister, a dynamic political superstar whose personal demons are well camouflaged, is unaware of Roger's existence, much less the threat he poses.
Roger becomes frustrated when Daniel's social position appears to be protecting him from police scrutiny and decides to confront Daniel. This meeting, the first time the brothers have ever seen one another, turns confrontational as they realize their divergent lives leave no opportunity for connection. Before the violent evening ends, one of them is dead, the other forever changed.
This story makes one question fate, and explores the lonely corners in even the most discreet heart.