Four days after Nick Harman's seventh birthday, his father climbed onto a bridge high above four lanes of traffic and threw himself to this death. That was a little over nine years ago.
On his sixteenth birthday, his mother gives him a box of things left by his father all those years ago. The contents lead Nick to try and discover what led his father from being a successful blues singer to the point where he took his own life.
Against the backdrop of shifting allegiances, involving both the violent gangs and his first serious involvement with a girl, Nick is forced to come to terms with not only who his father was, but who he is himself...