A Stone of Hope


An affair is the last thing on Brian McLean’s mind when his wife introduces him to Veronica DuPage, a beautiful young ballerina. With a successful career, a house in the north Jersey suburbs and a perfect family, Brian has his life on auto-pilot. But everything spins out of control with the first kiss, which – along with every subsequent encounter – is secretly observed and recorded by Jonathan Bergen, Veronica’s unscrupulous billionaire sponsor. Within a month, Brian is diagnosed with a deadly disease, permanently separated from Veronica, and estranged from his family. Leaving New Jersey he heads south, preferring a lonely, hopeless odyssey to bringing further shame on his family. But Bergen believes Brian is in possession of a rare diamond Veronica wore during one of their trysts. The diamond is the only thing that connects Bergen to a murder, and he will kill again to get it back.

As Brian travels across the country, a series of misfortunes leaves him penniless and living on the streets, unaware he is being stalked by a hired killer on a mission to retrieve the lost stone…and eliminate a loose end named Brian McLean.

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