In early 2001, Professor Rollie Marclay stumbles on troubling information about his father, Jacob, a soldier in the Pacific during World War II. A matter of national security brings Rollie's faith to the brink as he discovers the truth about his father's relationship to a girl named Alaya. Retracing his father's footsteps-from his time in the war to the years up to and after his father's death-leads Rollie to face issues dealing with deception both in marriage and in friendship. Rollie's infidelity lends itself to lessons of forgiveness and healing when the marriage bond is breached. Rollie's search leads him to a better understanding of his father's motives; a search unveiling two unlikely friends, a Japanese soldier and a Filipi native, each who dedicated themselves to live their Christian faith in the midst of a world war.