In their escape from New York, Martin and Jake pass through Martin's old stomping grounds of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Although he has no intention of stopping in his old home town of McMinnville, Martin is forced to stop and stay because of car problems in part initiated by Jake. Old memories die hard as a story that he wrote at the beginning of his reporting career twenty years ago created some hard feelings amongst the townsfolk, many who do not welcome him back. One person who does welcome him is Henry Williams, the editor of the local newspaper and Martin's mentor who sees Martin's time at the newspaper as its glory years. Someone who provides a more reserved welcome is Martin's old girlfriend, Beth Cooper née Young, who now works for Henry. Shortly after Martin's arrival, Henry goes missing with evidence pointing to someone trying to kill him. Martin is pretty sure that it has to do with whatever the latest story on which Henry is working. As Martin reads through Henry's ... Written by
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We can't help but wonder how much difference one person makes in the world. We look inside ourselves, questioning if we have the capacity for heroism and greatness. But the truth is, every time we take an action, we make an impact. Every single thing we do has an effect on the people around us. Every choice we make sends ripples out into the world. Our smallest acts of kindness can cause a chain reaction of unforeseen benefits for people we've never met. We might not witness those results, but ...