My grandfather, carpenter by trade, violin-maker by passion, disappeared in 1930. It wasn't unusual during the Great Depression; thousands of desperate men left home in frantic search for work or hope, and no one knew whether he'd wandered off or killed himself! But Winston Barker had a plan. When his masterpiece of sound was finally finished, he disguised himself in hobo's rags and leaped a freight train from Findlay, Ohio. Treachery and 900 miles of track separated him from Kurt Rabine, the most renowned violinist of his time. Behind, he left his young wife, Lola, their infant son and the demons still tormenting her from her days in Al Capone's speakeasies. Had Winston abandoned her as she feared and expected, or would he return as he had promised? This is their saga, played out against the frightening backdrop of America's most perilous decade.