Tall, buxom and red-headed Moxxanne is a feisty third year law student on a mission. Actually, more than one mission. As a student reporter travelling to Gaylord, Manitoba, she is on assignment to find hometown background on the reclusive author Harry Breen who has eighteen novels to his credit and two successful Hollywood movie adaptations. Arriving in Gaylord, she learns that Harry is now old, dying and apparently broke. Believing Harry to be her biological uncle, she is keenly curious about the author whose novels she’s read while working summer jobs at the publishing house where her mother was once Harry’s editor, and she’s on a mission to convince Harry to part with the third and very valuable in his Zenith book trilogy. Along the way Moxxanne gets to know Orson, Harry’s best friend and fan; Alva, a feisty woman with a colourful past; Guy, Harry’s dour mechanic; and Leonard, Harry’s flying buddy. Together, they paint a picture for Moxxanne of the man she believes is her only biological uncle and who may be the only connection she has to her biological father, aka the sperm donor. However, when Harry requires experimental open heart surgery to save his life, Moxxanne learns that biology is not the only determiner of family.