Eric Weiman is on his way to a famous music camp in San Francisco, a prize he won in a New Orleans guitar contest. He hopes he'll find a teacher and mentor there. He expects the best summer of his life. But there will be complications whom he met when they both won the Quickfinger Guitar contest in New Orleans, he's never been so far from home. He hopes he'll make friends and learn a lot about music. That will happen but not before a strange twist of fate causes Eric to call on reserves of courage he never knew he had as he visits the most fascinating places in this complex and beautiful city.