Almost four years after her husband's death Lucy Blacker Swift is living and raising her teenage kids in a small Vermont village. This is nothing like her old life in Washington, D.C., as the wife of a powerful White House adviser. Her father-in-law, Jack Swift, is still a powerful U.S. senator. But Jack hasn't reconciled himself to his son's sudden death, and he never approved of Lucy. Lucy starts to worry when things begin to happen. When her dining-room window is shot out, she decides she needs help. Before her husband died he had always told her that if she needed anything she was to contact Sebastian Redwing, an old military buddy. Together they begin to unravel a deadly tangle of blackmail, vengeance, jealousy and betrayal that takes them right to the heart of Lucy's powerful family.