A highly experienced social worker, Grey, arrives at the maternity ward to take away an infant withdrawing from cocaine due to its mother’s addiction. Grey does not expect the mother to fight back for her baby, nor the nurses and doctors to disapprove of what he is doing. What happens next unravels his life as he fights to keep his sanity and his job. This is a story about a burned-out social worker trying to survive in the overwhelming and dangerous world of social services.
Shelby Londyn-Heath has been a world-traveler, crossing the Sahara Desert on the back of a salt truck, working on banana plantations in Spain, an oil company in New York, and on coffee farms in Hawaii. She has jumped freight trains across the United States, and she was the proud owner of a handmade beachfront bamboo hut on the Canary Islands. She has worked as a counselor, social worker, and teacher.