Haunted by a dark and harrowing past, Michael Churniak is about to discover that a violent and probably very short future awaits him.
Seeking solace after the nightmare of his recent past, American Michael Churniak travels to the beautiful English Lake District where he encounters and is beguiled by attractive and vivacious widow, Jerri Howard, from whom he rents a country cottage. In the days that follow, he is drawn closer to Jerri and her daughter, Tess, and the dark depression that has plagued his life of late begins to dissipate. But Churniak has lied to Jerri about his identity and background, and the truth is about to explode in his face and threaten all of their lives. When it does he will become a fugitive, on the run from global forces of law and order, a professional assassin and the ruthless head of an international organised crime cartel. Only by revisiting the spectres of his own sinister past can Michael Churniak hope to find redemption and protect the two women who have become part of his life.