Frazier and Sugar's paths collide unexpectedly in an escape-proof trap of suspense. Clueless as to where they are or where they are going, their trunks have been axed. Bereft, they must accept the reality that they will die. Extreme opposites in their beliefs, values, and goals, there could never be a more mismatched pair. Arizona-born Frazier grumbles and grouses with every breath Yet Denver-sophisticate Sugar defies despair with insistence that their dreams may yet be realized - an insistence which both provokes and comforts Frazier. She insists that goodness can reach beyond their bleak circumstances to exceed their greatest hopes.
Comparing conversations overheard as they were taken from their tree farms, they become convinced they are bound for Hawaii. Thoughts of being in Hawaii provide a much needed distraction as they journey across the Pacific Ocean.
This story stretches the imagination to look beyond the obvious and consider what Good may be cloaked in even the darkest despair What does Christmas have to do with any of this? Therein lies the mystery.