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Jack Boyton, only grandson of one of the few Irish peers left in Ireland, is summoned from his busy high-profile entertainment job in Dublin to his family's sedate country estate in the tight-knit community of Milltown, Donegal, where everybody knows everyone's business. When his adopted uncle becomes seriously ill, Jack soon realizes he is happiest when surrounded by family and his childhood friends, TJ and Marie, who keep him grounded in the real world. As it dawns on Jack that his family should be his priority, he enlists the help of his friends to do just that although his growing feelings for Marie complicate matters, especially when he tries to find out if she likes him as much as he does her and wonders what tension this would cause between TJ and himself. After all, Marie is TJ's twin sister. To some, village life could feel stifling, but Jack knows when the chips are down, the community will look out for each other no matter the old feuds, fights, or differences; and their help seems more worthy now that his uncle is dying. When Jack is left a daunting task from beyond the grave by his late uncle to retrieve a mythical spear and keep it from the power-hungry hands of the notorious recluse, Maximilian Elstrom, he finds trying to put things right for his uncle has led his family and friends into grave danger. The cozy life he envisaged is about to be shot to pieces when he realizes that life as he knew it, growing up full of wealth and privilege, had also been full of lies and deceit.