U.S. Army Ranger Colt Mercer calls it quits after three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he continues to be tormented by images of the killings he's seen and done. Stuck in an emotional -man's land full of anger and guilt, believing one could love him and even God has abandoned him, Colt heads to Alaska to try and fill the void. On a hike, he discovers and adopts a wounded castoff mutt. When the dog recovers, they head out by motorcycle in search of Colt's elusive ble purpose in life. Across North America, he lives simply, reflects deeply, and struggles with the demons of his past. In Maine, Colt meets a beautiful woman with whom he shares a passionate week. But when she professes her love for him, in his twisted thinking, he believes she has wronged him and he nearly destroys his one chance at love. It is Jekyll, the abandoned dog, who comes to Colt's rescue and transforms his hardened heart.
Born in Germany, Jim Miller has traveled and lived throughout the world. With degrees in physics and geophysics, Mr. Miller has worked as a sailor, seismologist, geophysicist, scientist, and environmental engineer. After thirty years in Alaska, he and his wife now live in Arizona.