"WE don't have any mercy", announced the muffled voice on the phone. "We did not have mercy on your wife and we won't have mercy on your parents in-law. Nor will we show mercy for your daughter, and not even on you, Andrew Sneddon" "My... my... wife?" stammered Andrew. He had just finished eating with Andy, his daughter, and the two were watching a video, a Walt Disney Fantasia, which had the child totally engrossed. He felt his hand becoming wet and sticky on the phone. "My... my wife..." he repeated. "Your late wife," the voice whispered. There was a click as the phone went dead. A young woman is rushed to the hospital after suffering a near-fatal accident. In the hospital, she enters a misty tunnel with the metaphorical "bright light" at the end. "Mummy? Mummy!" A child's voice calls her back from the brink of death. Believing that if his wife survives she will be a vegetable, Andrew Sneddon divorces his wife and takes Andy, their daughter, to an unknown destination. However, the people that want to make Andrew Sneddon suffer continue to make attempts on Andy's life. His former wife, however, recovers completely, and the story that enfolds is chilling, powerful and deeply moving. Feelings of warmth, romance, hope and laughter contrast with the terror and tears the characters experience along the journey.