Certain things annoy Ian Flynn to no end - children, dogs, old women, and a woman with an agenda. He unwittingly places himself smack in the middle of them all. And to make matters worse, Lucy Mitchell's latest agenda is to rid Butternut Creek of him. Not that it matters. She isn't going to get her way. But just as he is preparing to allow her to flex her powers of persuasion, a family tragedy turns his world upside down.