November 22, 1963 is the day Ben Ford turns thirty. He’s about to ask his stewardess girlfriend Katie to marry him, leave his job as an insurance investigator and begin a new life. Then, on that fateful day, a motorcade rounds a corner – a muzzle flash passes into history – the President is shot and Camelot is dead. Katie’s flight is diverted through Dallas – and she disappears. Nothing will ever be the same. Not for Ben. Not for Katie. Not for any of us.</br> </br> Forty years later, Ben Ford is a bitter old man in ill health, forced to live with a grown daughter he barely knows. At the heart of their troubled relationship is a secret he’ll do anything to keep; a secret she’ll risk everything to learn. When Katie’s body washes ashore, the police are at his door, accusing him of murder.
Ben’s 1960s investigation into Katie’s death leads him to the one living stewardess left aboard Katie’s flight, while shady mob dealings begin to unravel. A present day and much older Benjamin Ford does not recognize the Windsor/Detroit of his youth and is forced to move in with his daughter, Kathleen and her family.
Eight months after Katie’s 1963 death, Ben Ford faces mounting pressures to stop his investigation into her disappearance. At the same time, territorial disputes become evident amongst Windsor/Detroit area mobsters. In present day, Benjamin Ford’s daughter Kathleen joins the police investigation from the American-side, while her father adjusts to unfamiliar surroundings.
Ben's investigation into a distasteful divorce case leads him to mobster Frank Calasso’s speakeasy. It seems they may have crossed paths before. Four decades later, Ben is put behind bars after confessing to Katie’s murder. Kathleen is sure that her father is lying to protect her but can’t figure out why.
Frank Calasso grows tired of Ben’s interference when he befriends Frank’s mistress. A confrontation seems inevitable. Ben is released from jail, but Kathleen’s links to a mysterious Cuban could destroy their lives.