is a cold, ominous night when Jack Hall's car breaks down on a lonely stretch of I-70 in Kansas nicknamed the "Kansas
Triangle," a short stretch where unexplained things happen much like in The Bermuda Triangle. Here in the middle of nowhere
he meets Frank Hammond. Frank rescues Jack and back at Hammond Farm, at the woodstove, over hot coffee and at breakfast, through
clever and humorous bantering, each reveals his own losses and how he was running with no destination or purpose, eventually
coming to a stop on the same lonesome stretch of highway.
Frank Hammond is interestingly strange, but not in a scary, threatening way.
His wife , Meredith, had been everything a man could want: beautiful, charming, smart, and sexy. She lived for Frank, but
Frank, obsessed with his work, always had one more project, one more deadline. Meredith dies when a car set in motion
by a toddler, rolls down the hill, jumps the curb, and shoots into Frank and Meredith's driveway. Meredith is at the rear
of her car unloading groceries and is crushed.
Frank is distraught and only now with Meredith gone, recognizes all she had been. He struggles with
work eventually selling everything and heading out on the highway. When Frank's car breaks down heading east on I-70, he is
towed off the highway by Ray Hopper. Ray and his wife, getting along in years, are struggling with their small tow and repair
business. Frank stays while Ray works on his car and with nowhere and no reason to go, stays on and eventually buys the old
farm and the tow and repair business freeing Ray and Agnes to pack up and head for Arizona.
Jack Hall is heading west on I-70. With no destination
in mind, it is nonetheless a trip well planned. A trip he and Shelly planned year after year, but never took, one of so many
roads not taken. Everything waited, put off until another tomorrow. The arguments fed on themselves birthing new ones daily.
It was the only thing ever birthed - even that was an argument. One day he quit trying and she turned one way, Jack the other.
When another man came into the picture it didn't matter anymore. Jack let her go there was nothing holding him back.
Daily, Jack discovers that his middle
of nowhere is very much the middle of somewhere. Characters, rich in charm and integrity, emerge to become building
blocks of the new normal that is to become Frank's life.
Two men, certain they need nothing and no one, catapulted into each other's lives,
embrace the need they develop for each other.