Tom Young, still lamenting the death of his Chilean fiancé thirty years earlier, returns to southern Chile. When thousands of black-necked swans disappear, it is an environmental disaster. What’s going on!
He meets a handsome young couple, Amanda and Carlos, who suspect a new paper mill is poisoning the waters of the swans’ refuge, and set out to prove it. The amoral mill owner, financially strapped, can’t let them succeed, and will do anything to stop them, including murder.
When middle-aged Lilia, tortured by the memory of being raped when she was twelve years old, meets Tom, he feels a stirring he hasn’t felt since before his fiancée’s tragic death. She too is attracted to him, but they are soon caught up in the mill owner’s violent attempts to silence Amanda and Carlos, with disastrous results.
The tragic, surprising, and, finally, hopeful twists and turns of this fast-paced, environmental drama make it difficult to put down.