Anne has been healing from the trauma of her childhood, including facing the lawyer who defended the Ogre -- her name for the man who raped her and murdered her parents. Now, the dark, mysterious pasts of other residents of Quarry Hall are converging with her past, and she faces the greatest test of her faith and healing and strength.
George is a battered, broken man with no memory of the cold, vicious assassin he once was. Vincent, head of security for Quarry Hall and the Arc Foundation, would prefer George never remember. To everyone else, George is a fumbling, adorable, obsessive-compulsive mechanical genius, and they love him.
But when George gets his picture in a national magazine, the skeletons in the closet start rattling. Anne joins in the effort to defend George. When the Black Prince who rescued her as a child returns to her life, so does the Ogre.
In the end, no one will emerge unchanged and unscathed.