Set in Brooklyn in 1938, this gripping psychological mystery begins when 45-tear-old Sylvia Gellburg suddenly loses her ability to walk. Phillip Gellburg is desperate to find out what is crippling his attractive, level-headed wife. The doctor can find nothing wrong.
The prosperous Gellburgs have been contentedly married for decades. The only clue lies in Sylvia's growing obsession with news accounts from Germany. Even though she's safe in Brooklyn, Sylvia is terrified by Nazi violence - or is it something closer to home?