Submarine Races is the true story of Donald Sterling Arrowsmith. For the first nine years of his life he lived the near perfect American dream; loving parents, an older sister, and a house near his friends. But then his father was killed in a horrible work accident and his mother could not keep him. He moved from place to place with only himself to rely on. Time after time his environment is ripped away and he finds himself starting over. Eventually in the US Navy he must use his unique life skills to stay afloat and lead his men. Locking his heart away has always been the answer for Don and the key to his survival, but when love finds him, he will have to make a choice.