Alistair Byrne is dealing with a failed relationship by relocating to a small coastal town in East Anglia looking for tranquility and inspiration.
He befriends local fisherman, Moony Moore. After a night on the sea, tall tales, apparitions, and visions, Alistair begins a romance with a glamorous widow.
Violence and murder follow.
This is the story of the good life of Moony Moore, the bad things people do, the nature of the dead, and the patterns of life.