Simon Japp will never forget his violent past, but when civilization is all but destroyed, he sees his chance for redemption. Blessed with a strange 'gift', he's determined to help the resistance against the Strangers, the mysterious force that stalks them at every turn. Simon can't afford to get ditracted, even by the stunning, soft-spoken woman fighting by his side, Sage Corrigan, who has learned to be careful where she places her trust. However, she sees something good in Simon, even if he can't see it in himself. Posing as lovers to infiltrate a group key to their fight, they find that their staged affection soon develops into a desire that will leave them for their lives in the night eternal.