Things aren't going so well for Luke Green these days. It's 1984, and he's a teenager just coming into his own when tragedy strikes his family. His mother was his closest parent, and she passes away suddenly, leaving him alone with his distant and closed-minded father at the beginning of a long hot summer. Luke goes to summer camp soon after, and to take pressure off his mind on the first day, he swims across the Neuse River to an island in the stream where he finds an old abandoned mansion. When he enters the front door, the most dangerous adventure of his life begins . . .