Mike Noonan, best selling author, faces the tragedy of his wife’s sudden death.  He suffers from writer’s block and cannot face the blank screen of his computer without being shaken with panic and nausea.  Then the nightmares start – nightmares of their beautiful lakeside retreat, Sarah Laughs.  Yet Mike is drawn there and to his old typewriter, feeling the urge to write again.  But the town has changed, caught in the grip of tyrannical millionaire Max Devore.  Devore is determined to get custody of three-year-old Kyra, his late son’s child and is twisting the town to this end. When Kyra and her young mother appeal to Mike for help, he is powerless to resist.  But there are more sinister forces than Devore around – forces determined to stand in the way…