Irish-Australian David Quinn has finished with rescuing women. He's written a book that has helped to prove a woman innocent of murder, but he's not feeling good about it. He's disappointed, sick at heart. But it's different when his sister needs him, when she calls from her home on a remote, windswept island in the Atlantic: he closes the door on his life and travels to the western edge of Europe to be with her. It's summer on the Irish island of Inishmore, and the tourists are arriving. They're coming for the wild beauty and the five thousand years of history, the Celtic legends and the burial sites of saints. They're coming for the drink and the sex and the craic. Seventeen-year-old Edie has come from Fremantle, on the west coast of Australia. On harsh Inishmore, where people have struggled for centuries to survive, Edie too is fighting for life, although her fight is with the landscape of her own mind.