Lucas Swain is almost sixteen years old. On October 16, 2002, his father disappeared without a trace. Has he been kidnapped? Died? Lost his memory? Abandoned his wife and children for a better life? Nobody knows. As for his family, they can’t decide whether to worry about him, hate him, or plan his funeral.
One morning at 5:00 a.m., Lucas stumbles into a London taxi-cab office and notices an urn on the storage shelf — the sort of urn that holds the remains of a dead person. This particular urn contains the ashes of one “Violet Park” a 75-year old lady who passed away several years ago. Right away, Lucas becomes weirdly obsessed with the urn and with finding out its story – who was Violet Park? – why were her ashes left behind in a taxi? – and, most importantly, why is she suddenly communicating with Lucas from beyond the grave?!?
Suddenly, innocently, Lucas finds himself entangled in a bizarre supernatural intrigue. What is Violet trying to tell him? Could it have anything to do with his father’s disappearance?