Small town values. Big time secrets.
Troubled is an understatement when it comes to Rudd.
He's a cage fighter with a sordid past, and has no family or any friends to his name. He does, however, have one enemy—Vic, his ultimate rival in the cage. But even a match with Vic isn't enough to stir any emotions in the 28 year old man. He may as well be a shell. Body only, no spirit.
It's the anniversary of his sister's death when he takes a walk through Bulwark's strange woods and wanders a little too far. It's there in the dense, secluded gloom that he meets a glowing, transparent woman named Lili. She isn't real— she can't be real, except that she's the only one that makes him feel anything at all. The two form an unlikely friendship that quickly morphs into an attraction neither can act on.
As his final fight draws near, Rudd must face the demons of his past, solve the mystery of Lili's murder and deal with the inexplicable love that is growing in his heart for someone who can never be his.