Edward Slocum is the executive vice president of KemKor Pharmaceuticals in West Grey, Canada, where he grew up. A widower, Edward Slocum goes on a walk after a long day at the office on the two-year anniversary of his wife’s death. He feels tired and upset, reminiscing over the loss of his beloved Karen.
During his walk, he passes Building 3C, soon to be used for Edward’s groundbreaking new filter, created to eliminate pharmaceutical waste byproducts—his obsession for the last fifteen years. He’s very surprised, however, to see men with machine guns at Building 3C. KemKor is up to something Edward isn’t aware of—something illegal. As his suspicions mount about his own employers, Edward finds himself on a roller-coaster ride of events that may change both his life and the community he lives and works in. In the meantime, he reignites a love affair with his teenage sweetheart, Charlotte Bradley.
As things heat up at KemKor, Edward suspects drug smuggling. He doesn’t know who to trust; it’s possible that his coworkers and even the local authorities are in on the whole thing. Soon, Edward will learn much more than he ever wanted—about his wife’s death, KemKor’s real agenda, and the strength of his own moral resolve.