Dave Wiggins is taking a trip to his past. He doesn't much want to—but his Ma is dying.
He intends to get in, do his duty, get out and forget about his small town roots.
But there is something back home that has been waiting for his return—something that lurks, waiting in a tumbledown boathouse in an abandoned community offshore.
Once Dave and his past meet up again, the game is on.
A hurricane, a scrimshaw chess set, beer, rum, cigarettes, old friends and past mistakes all conspire to keep Dave right where he least wants to be.
The game is on.
And it's his move.