It’s 1973 and Amy, an American ex-pat, is living as an illegal immigrant in Toronto where she’s fled to escape the scandal surrounding her twin sister’s death. Joanie’s been gone two years, but Amy still hears her cries for help. Is she hallucinating? Experiencing a waking dream? Or is Joanie seeking rescue from somewhere beyond time?
Amy meets and falls hard for Arcus, a student working to restore democracy in Greece. Amy can't reveal her secret and doesn't know that Arcus has secrets of his own, including the origins of an ancient relic he uses as a paperweight.
In 1993 Toronto, Jacob Kanter, a retired archaeologist, is mourning his dear wife and grappling with his son’s plans to move him to a nursing home. Despite double vision, tremors, and cognitive impairment, he remembers his love of sailing and boards a mysterious ferry boat embarking on its maiden voyage. He expects a short harbor cruise, but the Aqua Meridian is larger than it looks, and time is slippery on the water.
Amy's and Jacob's worlds merge when Jacob hears a drowning woman calling for help, and they discover they have unexpected gifts for each other.