So much has been forgotten about the bombing of Air India flight 182 on June 23rd, 1985, Canada’s worst act of terrorism. Fifteen-year-old Mahesh is devastated when he learns that his mother’s flight exploded over the Atlantic Ocean en route to India from Canada. Mahesh was meant to be on the same flight with her to attend his cousin’s wedding in India, but decided to stay back at the last minute.
The explosion of flight 182 has a harrowing impact on Mahesh with the loss of his mother. He dedicates his adolescent years to uncover the complexities behind the revenge of Sikh terrorists on the Indian Government by bombing Air India flight 182.
His story recounts real events of the late 1980s’ and details the immense tension between Hindus and Sikhs at that time. How will Mahesh cope growing up with the tragic loss of his mother? Why was his mother victimized by terrorists from bombing Air India flight 182? Will he learn the truth? Will he ever be at peace?