Ryan Turane, 17 years old, wants to be somebody, wants to make his mark on the world. When he gets the chance to chauffeur his idol, the famous writer Cole Hardt, he can't believe his good luck. Ryan figures that if anyone can teach him how to reach his goals of fame and fortune, it will be Cole.
Soon after they meet, Ryan rolls his father’s prized Corvette off the highway and into the woods where no one will spot them. Injured and trapped upside down as the night turns cold, Ryan learns more about the writing life than he ever imagined. But he also fears that he'll forever be known as "The Kid Who Killed Cole Hardt."