"I'm gonna die," screams Cosmo, a failed Navy parachute streaming behind him as his body hurtles earthward. Yet he survives. How? Was his unlikely birth in an Italian farmer's field in 1922 an omen of the untoward circumstances that would later characterize his life? Ministered to in the critical moments of his life by a mysterious "spooky" lady, Cosmo stumbles through countless storms of life: forced to fight with the Italian Army in WW II against his fellow Americans, gut-wrenching failed romances, a daring escape from a Guatemalan jail, and more. In spite of it all, Cosmo experiences a meteoric rise through the ranks of corporate management. Later, as a widower in his eighties and living on a coastal island, he miraculously survives a storm-of-the-century hurricane, and his spooky lady makes an incredibly peculiar final appearance.