Summer 1941. Occupied France. Four young Americans spend summer in a small Riviera town. In an old mansion nearby, Teresa and Katerina Malipiero plan escape to Argentina. Their plight attracts the sympathy of 'Lucky' Tom Rensselaer and he is seduced by the beauty of Katerina. A sinister Spaniard is murdered and Tom must help them dispose of the body.Twenty years later, an Irish writer sets out to discover the facts of that fateful summer. It is a shocking truth: a tale of murder unpunished and a good man destroyed by those who loved him most.