The fate of the village lay in the hands of a stranger in whom the townspeople learned to distrust. Meanwhile, Madeleine, a beautiful young farm girl, finds her chance to escape the throes of the village slipping away because of the demands of her ailing father. And, in the shadows, lay a sinister being capable of destroying her life and sapping out what remained of the life of her ailing father.
From 1978 to 1985, D. Wayne Dworsky served as editor of the newsletter put out by the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New York. In 2004, he retired from teaching and began to publish.