Russel Waterhouse is a driven man – investigating every rumor, every legend, every scrap of scientific theory ever whispered about the subject that rules him – immortality. Fighting an indifferent brain tumor, Russel exhausts every lead in his manic quest to ensure that death doesn’t come calling. And he drags his son, Hugh, behind him every step of the way. On the shortest day of the year, father and son discover – the hard way –  the price to be paid for trying to live forever.