Lightning flashes and thunder rumbles across the district as
an impending storm chops up the surface of the lake known as the Old Lady. As
he rows home from his friend John Arnold’s house on this wild night, Brownie
ponders the parallel turbulence that has followed him throughout his life.
He hadn’t been welcomed when he arrived in the coastal
fishing community. He hadn’t been welcomed by Anna’s family when they fell in
love. Just as he’d walked away from his family, Anna too had abandoned her home
and her strict Greek upbringing... for love.
With the help of Thelma Lamb, a local eccentric known as The
Good Shepherd, Anna and Brownie overcome their cultural differences as they
are gradually accepted into the community.
But things are not always what they seem, and events come to
a startling head when the local playboy is found murdered. The evidence points
to Brownie. Has he really returned to the violent ways of his youth – or is
someone setting him up?