In war, evil doesn't wait for an invitation.
The year: 1942. As Hitler's war machine rages across the continent, young Gabrielle Conti counts herself lucky. Her family's winery in the remote French countryside sits far away from the tanks and the bombs. All she really has to worry about is helping her father tend grapes and keeping her little brother out of trouble.
But a vicious storm one night brings SS soldiers to their doorstep. Cruel and imperious, they demand shelter and guzzle wine, screaming for the Contis to cater to their every whim. Their captain has eyes as black as death. And Gabrielle knows to avoid the blond one who keeps looking her way.
It's only for one night. Gabrielle is sure her resilient family can weather the storm.
Until one of the SS soldiers turns up dead.
And now, scrambling for their own lives isn't enough. For the family has a secret that even Gabrielle doesn't fully realize--something that, if discovered, could spell the end of the French Resistance.