Secrets are tricky things. They can lie dormant for years, then jump out of their boxes to surprise everyone.
Rodney Bartin has a well-guarded confidence, and he supposes that after thirty years it is asleep forever. Life is going good.
But wouldn't you know it? The pesky item arises from its hiding place to challennge the man's present and future:
-to affect the engagement of his beloved son,
-to threaten his own marriage,
-to disinherit his chosen heir,
-to disrupt his political life, and
-in essence, to turn his entire world upside down.
Enjoy the ups and downs, the curves and corners, to the last Amen.