Luke Logan is different from his two brothers-cut from another cloth, and always chasing the wind so his father often tells him. In place of going to veterinarian school as he'd planned after receiving his degree from college, he enters one empty venture after another. He begins to wonder why his life is so aimless, why his endeavors hold little purpose, no deep gratification and no lasting interest.
The Logan family owns a large Kansas ranch, and Luke is the son who is born a horseman. Without words or restraints, he conquers the most fiendish animal and teaches it the exercises and movements that constitute the aristocratic horse. Longing to reach into the equine mind, he defers to an old Blackfoot Indian Chief who is s friend of the Logan family. On the Blackfoot reservation in Montana, Luke learns the ancient art of tapping into the equine parapsychology to better understand the animal.
However, the day Luke arrives home to find the Logan ranch demolished by a tornado and his family gone is the day that he lands with his feet planted firmly on the ground. No more chasing the wind he decides when he leaves Montana for North Florida.
Here, in the low rolling hills of Pine Bluff, Florida he works through the heartache of losing his family, only to find himself in the most intriguing dilemma of his life. He meets a young girl by the name of Alli Denson.
Alli has suffered the most reprehensible abuse a child can know, she is deeply scarred by years of this defilement. Chance has brought them together and desperation binds them. Though Luke can mend the wounded soul of a horse, is he deluding himself into believing his expertise can reach into the darkness where humans with crushed spirits tend to dwell?