Abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, Mahony always assumed that his mother had simply given him up. But when he discovers that foul play may have led to her disappearance, he decides to return to the rural Irish village where he was born to learn what really happened all those years ago. Mahony's arrival shakes up the town of Mulderrig, stirring the locals and waking the ghosts from their slumber. What begins as a personal mission becomes a quiet revolution: a young man and his town uniting against those who have kept the inhabitants of this small, forgotten village under their thumbs for far too long. It's a battle for the ages, but Mahony has the dead on his side . . .