A Cornish adventure of love and redemption set against the backdrop of a small fishing town on the south coast of the county. It is a tale of one man, his lovers, two families and modern day smuggling interwoven with an evil deed, the curse of a notorious pirate captain and his treasure, that legend has it, was buried on an island that holds secrets to a forgotten past.
On a cold spring day in Looe, in the final year of the twentieth century, a middle-aged man is in search of past memories and childhood holidays. Instead, a chance discovery of an oldrun-down cottage for sale, with views out to sea and towards an island, resurrects a forsaken love, one that had previously torn him apart.
Finding the cottage is fate he believes, for he buys it at auction, a requited love to live an idyll that was cruelly taken from him. As he begins its renovation, into his life enters an enigmatic woman who believes him to be the manifestation of a pirate curse, placed upon her family by a condemned smuggler whose descendants have never forgiven one treacherous act perpetrated two and a half centuries ago.