Rabbi Isaac Abrams escaped the Holocaust and wandered in search of mission and meaning. He arrived in a small university town walking the quiet streets at night in vocal argument with . . . whom? One evening he encountered Jack Israel, a professor of social psychology and an apostate Jew. Both night walkers were in conversation, one with the unseen, the other with two Newfoundland dogs. Together they began to patrol the streets engaging one another, badgering one another, laughing together, crying together, loving together. Each was placed on trial by life. Each sought a way of escape. But life pursues without end.