It was time. Time for the old man to reveal the family secrets hidden for seven decades. Old Grandpop made it clear that knowledge of the secrets came with a burden as he passed his journals to Angelo, his namesake grandson. His grandson accepted the mantel of Pavelli family protector, promising to ensure the family remained protected from an insidious evil. Grandpop Angelo immigrated to America to search for Gus, his missing father. The journals tell the story of a boy growing into manhood, a man remarkably different from the grandfather he thought he knew. The exposed secrets change the grandson's image of his quiet, tired nonagenarian Grandpop. The Italian farm boy's search for his father transformed his life and tested the old saying that blood is thicker than water.