They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy inexorable affair. Still each holds something back from the other dangerous even lethal secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident or part of a plan? By now Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth or will it ultimately destroy them? Something or someone has to give. Which one will it be?