"Sometimes there's a cost to doing the right thing," says Captain Norstad after standing up to a swindler. But the cost is high—the possible loss of his steamboat. Another theft threatens Jordan's reputation. Can he find the money entrusted to him for helping fugitive slaves? And how can Jordan find his father? As a deaf child named Peter joins the friends, they face desperate times. What does it mean to work for what they believe when facing fear on every side?