When two teenage boys first meet their worlds are falling apart. Dare, a farrier’s son is struggling to survive bullying in school and abuse at home. James's wealthy father lies dying in the big house leaving him an orphan in the care of his uber-wealthy grandmother. Together, with a foundling dog, a down-on-her-luck prostitute, and an English butler--a gentleman with surprising talents--the young men traverse the daunting world of teenage boys coming-of-age.
Neither youth is aware their friendship will be the catalyst that dredges up long suppressed secrets. Secrets on such a scale it becomes a deadly game.