Gee Lee, a twenty-three-year-old Chinese sojourner is toiling in a mining camp along Deer Creek when a Central Pacific Railroad recruiter invites them to work at Donner Pass. The pay is better and the contract is for only two years.
Join him on his epic journey building an engineering marvel of the nineteenth century. Gee Lee, along with his gang will face severe weather, natural hazards, slave-like working conditions, and hostile attitudes.
Will he return to his waiting wife a hero or remain in the Flowery Flag Nation, alone and ruined by vices?