"Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert moves back home to a place most people flee. For many, Detroit's a dead-end street, racially polarised and collapsing economically. But David is making his own escape, in reverse - from the death of his young son and the divorce that followed. On his first morning back home, he opens the newspaper to a photo of his blonde high-school sweetheart, Natalie, who has just been gunned down along with her black half-brother, Dirk, a retired FBI agent. When David becomes romantically involved with Natalie's sister, they unwittingly become tangled up with the individuals possibly involved in the murders, risking their own lives in the process. David tries to make sense of the tragedy and put back the pieces of his own life. In seeking to answer a simple question - if you want to go home again, what do you do if home is Detroit? - he will discover that both he and his hometown have reasons to hope."--Publisher description.