Thomas Bolden grew up on the streets, his childhood a blur of fragmented memories. But now he's managed to put his past behind him, find the woman he wants to share his life with, and carve out a successful career on Wall Street. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A bizarre kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life, his face everywhere on the TV news, and a violent, shadowy organization is framing him for crimes he did not commit. Desperately trying to get back to where he was just a day before, Bolden must re-learn the survival skills of his hardscrabble boyhood. But as Bolden - with just eleven dollars in his pocket and hunters all around him - survives one violent, harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of startling discoveries - about a mysterious woman wanted for murder - about an astounding secret rooted in history, among the country's Founding Fathers and families - about a conspiracy lurking in the darkest corners of corporate America - and a deadly plan that only he can stop. And in the process, maybe Bolden will also find out who he really is.