Logan can hear his friend Jim in the parking lot, fighting the officers like he fights everybody, every day. The shouting rips apart the peace of the night. Once Logan steps across the threshold of the motel room - and sees a trail of crimson footprints - he knows that his life is out of control.
None of this day seems real. It must be a dream, he decides - a nightmare. This cannot be happening to him. Not to Logan Kossowicz, the violinist, the boy with a future, who was supposed to be heading to Julliard on a full scholarship. After years of waiting, he was finally going to leave Danville behind and begin his meteoric rise as a soloist.
Now, handcuffs dangle from his thin wrists, flopping with each step. Terrified, he wonders what will happen next. Ever since he was six years old, he has dreamed of becoming a renowned virtuoso, commanding stages throughout the world, astounding every audience. His father was counting on it.
Forced into the back of a patrol car, Logan slumps as he realizes that dreams cannot begin here. This is where dreams end. This is where hope ends. Everything changes tonight.