This is the fascinating life story of Robert Louis Stevenson, the beloved author of classics such as "Treasure Island" and "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," from his early days as an aspiring writer to his first published works, his love affair and then marriage to Fanny Osbourne, his success as an author, his many travels across Europe and the U.S., and finally his voyage to the islands of the South Pacific, where he eventually built the house of his dreams. Stevenson never let his weak lungs (which he referred to as pirates waging a battle inside him) and delicate constitution stand in the way of his insatiable thirst for adventure, living life on his own terms until the very end.
Mechanic George Price has fulfilled his American dream: business is good, and he's married to his devoted Tracy. But after he has surgery to remove a brain tumor, he suffers unnerving memory loss and other psychological trauma. His doctor and father-in-law, Walt, claims they're just normal post-op side effects. But a few chance occurrences and disturbing discoveries begin to convince George that he used to be somebody else, somewhere else... And reporter Jennifer Lee is convinced of the same thing. As George sets out to find his true identity, Jennifer launches an investigation that might turn into the scoop of her career, against the backdrop of a country threatened by terrorism.
George Price's world has been turned upside down: wanted by the police, with no memory of his past, he has the creeping suspicion that everything about his life after his recent brain surgery has been a carefully-constructed lie. With help from intrepid journalist Jennifer Lee, he tracks down the traces of his former life. Step by step, he will put all the puzzle pieces together-a tragic accident, a high-stakes foreign crisis, a national election, and a murderous religious zealot-to reveal a secret more mind-blowing than anything he or Jennifer could have imagined.