Pete Morrissette’s wife Cath has passed on and Pete finds himself at a crossroads. No longer willing or able to mow the lawn or dig out the driveway in winter he decides he must find a new way of life and settles on the assisted living community of Brook Haven in Central Massachusetts where life is pleasant and the amenities comfortable. In the beginning he finds things just the way he wants them and he settles into a pleasant but uneventful and somewhat boring way of life with friendly people much like himself, with the pressures and expectations of their younger years behind them. However all that changes when Manfred Toomey takes up residence at Brook Haven and Tony Cantangelo enters Pete’s life. Things take a decidedly downward turn for Pete as he finds himself caught up in the Lottery game, something that will drastically change his life and send his world into topsy-turvy turmoil and… as he so apply puts it… “into the toilet.”
In this mystery thriller an elderly man’s innocence and gullibility are exploited and the legal system unfairly makes him a scape goat, forever altering a decent elderly man’s life.