In 1941, sixteen-year-old Brandon witnesses the violent deaths of both his bigger-than-life parents.
His mother, Dr. Laura Mirakle, along with six black members of her medical staff, are murdered by the Ku Klux Klan when she tries to operate an integrated clinic in Georgia. Brandon shoots dead three of the terrorists.
His father, the dashing Milo Mirakle, takes his truamatized son back with him to Pearl Harbor where President Roosevelt has assigned the brilliant military affairs professor to a key consultant job. Brandon falls in love with beautiful island boy, Rudy. But on Decemember 7, both Rudy and Milo Mirakle and 3,000 young military men perish when the Japanese Army drop their bombs.
Seventy-five years later, a dying Brandon returns to Pearl Harbor for the anniversary of the massacre--but his life is shockingly changed when he meets a strange young man.