This story parallels the famous Biblical parable, The Prodigal Son, in a modern setting. It demonstrates the worst and best in all of us. The Best: The unconditional love and patience Norbert Geiberson lavishes on his dysfunctional family for the sake of unity. The Worst: His two sons who in very opposite ways rebut a father's love by their selfish and destructive exploits. This story is both an adventure story and a love story synthesized into a tale that will penetrate both the reader's heart and soul, assuring it will t leave you thoughtless.