As a powerful Christmas Eve nor'easter bears down on the coast of Southern Maine, Pamela Iverson goes missing. A frantic attempt to find her before she is lost in the storm is mounted by Jimmy Casey, a colorful Wells' cop, at risk himself. Other essential, vivid characters are Ed LaCasse, the retired Coast Guard officer, now a widower living on Drakes Island, Darnice Littlefield, the single Mother and compassionate waitress at the Maine Diner, Taddy Stevens, the rough and ready crew chief of the Wells' Department of Transportation, a kaleidoscope of monarch butterflies and the ever present and iconic character of Maine, the State itself.
Dusk On Route 1 describes the shock and unresolved grief that destroyed the life of Pamela Iverson. We live with her as she descends into dark despair, caught in blind denial from loss.
When events far beyond the usual occur, these vivid regional character's lives entwine with hers in new and close ways within the cauldron of the vicious storm.