By Michael McCarthy
|Passed from one foster home to another, David is on probation after a series of offences with the law until a thoughtless ordeal ends in tragedy and turns him into a fugitive.
Through a narrow escape from the police, David evades the law by turning to a tough but satisfying way of life with Silas, an old fisherman in a small, isolated Newfoundland community. With a beautiful girl named Jeanie, he finds love as well.
For the first time since the death of his parents, David finds a close relationship and discovers a sense of purpose and pride. However, one fateful night when he and Silas are investigating a signal from a mysterious ship, a terrifying event threatens his newfound happiness. David proves his courage – only to find out that he must pay for his freedom.